Arctic Cat Prowler Forums banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,295 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
here's good info


Interesting! Even if you're not mechanically inclined, this might be worth
noting.

"Machinist's Workshop" recently published information on various penetrating
oils. The magazine reports they tested these products for "break out
"torque" on rusted nuts and bolts. A subjective test was made of popular
penetrating oils, with the unit of merit being the torque required to
remove the nut from a "scientifically rusted" bolt.
Average torque load to loosen nut:
No Oil used ........................516 foot pounds
WD-40 ..................... ........238 foot pounds
PB Blaster .........................214 foot pounds
Liquid Wrench ......................127 foot pounds
Kano Kroil .........................106 foot pounds
ATF/Acetone mix...................... 53 foot pounds

The ATF/Acetone mix is a "home brew" mix of 50/50 automatic transmission
fluid and acetone. Note this "home brew" released bolts 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 almost as good as
Kroil for 20% of the price.
ATF/Acetone mix is best, but you can also use ATF and lacquer thinner in a
50/50 mix. ATF = Any type of Automatic Transmission Fluid

This version of the story was in one of the Military Vehicle Club newsletters.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
7,221 Posts
That is interesting! I have both ingredients in the garage, so I'll have to make some up!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
92 Posts
Very interesting information, I use Kroil a lot for gun maintenance. I mix Kroil with Hopies #9 and it makes a great penetrating solvent, I'll pass this on to a couple friends that will find it very useful on heavy equipment. Thanks for sharing
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
518 Posts
Little disappointed with PB Blaster. We also use Kroil. Have known for a long time that WD-40 isn't really a penetrant.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,640 Posts
Do you let this soak awhile??(on the rusted bolts/nuts.)
Sometimes I let them soak for a while and tap with a hammer to break some rust loose, I've heated them, worked them back and forth, and for the really stubborn ones I tighten them until they break! If all else fails get out the power tools:D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,295 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Do you let this soak awhile??(on the rusted bolts/nuts.)
sometimes a good soak and re-application will help but there are those times when Ol Mr. Victor wrench or several good hits with the 8 pounder make the big difference
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
7,221 Posts
You know him too!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,295 Posts
Discussion Starter #11

·
Registered
Joined
·
227 Posts
1004 on the Power tools. Sniffing all those chemicals is Bad for you, you know?
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top