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Old 04-04-2003, 07:43 PM
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hey everyone, what brand penetrating oil has given you the best results?

i've heard of this stuff called "beak-free". any good? is there something better?

thinking of loosening exhaust manifold bolts and want to soak them down for a few days with the best stuff i can.

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I've found thrust works the best. I just spray it on the bolts and let it sit overnight, spray again in the morning, and I've been able to loosen about anything.

If whatever you're trying to loosen is not too big, like exhaust manifold bolts when the manifold is not attached to the engine, you can just soak it in used motor oil for a couple of days to a week. That'll loosen up about anything.
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never heard of thrust but i always liked liquid wrench. i know there are some new things on the market right now. i tried some and they seem to say the same thing on the label. soak overnight for best results, which i suppose you could piss on it and get just as good results if you wait 24hrs.
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Ive been using that PB Blaster stuff for about a year, and I like it. If they are that rusty, use a wire brush to clean most of it off, then use the penetrating oil, Dont bother using WD-40. I remember Monte saying something about using tranny fluid in a pinch..so I decided to give it a try. Changed the tranny fluid in the wifes trep, and was getting ready to put a new cat in, I let them rusty ol clamps set with atf on em for a couple hours while I took a "lunch" break. PB works better, but ATF really does work!
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A torch and PB Blaster what I use. A little heat then a soaking with PB. The heat helps pull in the PB.

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PB Blaster has got to be the greatest stuff since duct tape in my opinion...I literally by it a case it a time. Smells like diesel fuel but works great.
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[quote]Smells like diesel fuel but works great.
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Funny you should mention that. I've seen the diesel mechanic use PB to start diesel truck engines like we use carb cleaner/starting fluid to fire up gas engines with bad fuel pumps.

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Blaster PB and Heat and candle wax.

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...and we have a winner: PB blaster it is. thanks for the advice, i'll be picking some up soon.

oh yeah, candle wax? that's a new one (to me). wouldn't have thought of that on my own.
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