[Vwdiesel] Home made penitrating oil
mark at shepher.fsnet.co.uk
Fri Sep 4 01:42:47 PDT 2009
Wasn't fizzy coke effective too, or was that an 'urban legend'?
----- Original Message -----
From: "William J Toensing" <toensing at wildblue.net>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 9:41 AM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Home made penitrating oil
> 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
> 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
>> Paul Holmgren
>> Hers: http://in09.endcancer.org/goto/Cindy.Holmgren
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