[Vwdiesel] Acetone/ATF Penetrating Oil Question

Andrew .Libby libbybapa at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 06:48:55 PDT 2009

Well, I'll give it a shake.  Thanks for the confirmation.  BTW, viscous
means syrupy and resisting flow.  Acetone has an extremely low viscosity.


On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 6:45 AM, Kneale Brownson <knealeski at sbcglobal.net>wrote:

> I never checked the mix in a glass container, but I always shake my little
> old oil can before applying the mix to a rusty nut/bolt.  The idea is the
> acetone is a very viscous carrier that will take a bit of the also very
> viscous ATF into the tightest place, and corrosion usually is somewhat
> porous.  The ATF I've used has been the Dextron type.
> --- On *Wed, 9/30/09, Andrew .Libby <libbybapa at gmail.com>* wrote:
> From: Andrew .Libby <libbybapa at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Vwdiesel] Acetone/ATF Penetrating Oil Question
> To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 9:17 AM
> I saw the recent post regarding the use of a 50/50 mix of Acetone and ATF
> for penetrating oil.  I got some acetone and some Dextron 3 ATF and tried a
> 50/50 mix in a glass jar.  They don't mix.  More separation than oil and
> water.  Shaken thorougly and set overnight they are completely separated
> stratified layers.  Is that the way it's supposed to go?  Did I use the
> wrong ATF?
> Andrew
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