[Vwdiesel] Home made penitrating oil

William J Toensing toensing at wildblue.net
Thu Sep 3 01:41:33 PDT 2009

I received this message from a good friend of mine who also collects old 
radios & has several old cars. Since rusted parts is often a problem I 
thought this would be of interest to you diesel fans. I haven't had a chance 
to try it yet as I just got the message this evening, & it sure sounds 
interesting. What do you think?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Moore" <GTA351C at sbcglobal.net>
To: "'mike'" <nst at pacbell.net>; "'Dale Tucker'" <daletucker at surewest.net>; 
"'Robert Hopkins'" <1915hudson at att.net>; "'William J Toensing'" 
<toensing at wildblue.net>
Cc: <robert.e.moore at intel.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 8:54 PM
Subject: wrenching old stuff info

> Some of you might appreciate this. Machinist's Workshop magazine
> tested penetrants for break out torque on rusted nuts.
> They are below, as forwarded by an ex-student and professional
> machinist, Bud Baker.
> They arranged a subjective test of all the popular penetrants
> with the control being the torque required to remove the nut from
> a "scientifically rusted" environment.
> *Penetrating oil ..... Average load*
> None ...................... 516 pounds
> WD-40 ..................... 238 pounds
> PB Blaster ................ 214 pounds
> Liquid Wrench ............. 127 pounds
> Kano Kroil ................ 106 pounds
> ATF-Acetone mix..............53 pounds
> The ATF-Acetone mix was a "home brew" mix of 50 - 50 automatic
> transmission fluid and acetone. Note the "home brew" was better
> than any commercial product in this one particular test.
> Our local machinist group mixed up a batch and we all now use
> it with equally good results.
> Note also that "Liquid Wrench" is about as good as "Kroil" for
> about 20% of the price.
> stolen from here
> http://forums.thecarlounge.net/zerothread?id=4547049
> -- 
> Paul Holmgren
> Hers:  http://in09.endcancer.org/goto/Cindy.Holmgren
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