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Old 10-26-2011, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default Best home brew penetrating oil?

First, I apologize for treading over old territory, but a friend asked. What is the formula for the home brew penetrating oil? Will it last in storage?
Thank you in advance for your assistance and patience.....LouB.
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:22 PM   #2
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I use 50/50 acetone and ATF. Works pretty good. The trick to any penetrating oil is patience and perseverance.

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Old 10-26-2011, 04:24 PM   #3
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What he said. That's the answer.
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Gotta keep it in a covered container or else the acetone evaporates. Good stuff.
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Thanks guys, asking for a friend who was having issues posting.....LouB.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:46 PM   #6
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Don't forget to shake your Acetone/Auto Transmission Fluid mixture, each time you use it. It will separate.
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:15 AM   #7
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First, I apologize for treading over old territory, but a friend asked. What is the formula for the home brew penetrating oil? Will it last in storage?
Thank you in advance for your assistance and patience.....LouB.
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Acetone evaporates very-very quickley, fuel oil and trans fluid works Better.

Better yet, Buy a can of PB Blaster, No Muss, No Fuss, and it works as good as Anything.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:21 AM   #8
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I have to go with the 50/50 mix. I had a lathe with a 3 jaw chuck and it wouldn't come off. I tried everything I could think of including a torch and 6' bar. My frienf George suggested actone&ATF. Squirted alittle on it every morning for a few days and it finally screwed off by hand. Great for removing exhaust guides.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:33 AM   #9
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Don't forget to shake your Acetone/Auto Transmission Fluid mixture, each time you use it. It will separate.
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+1 on this.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:06 AM   #10
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i need to try the 50/50 mix with some grease in there....so that it wont evaporate so quickly, maybe you squirt it the area and then put the grease over it..
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:38 PM   #11
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I used the 50/50 mix on my stuck 8RT cylinders. Everyday I took a crow bar and pryed on the flywheel resting it on the bellhousing alignment pin. After several days I saw a little movement, then a little more each day. Finally I was able to turn it 360.

It works!

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