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    I've been using the acetone/tranny fluid mix since I've read this post. FWIW it seems to work pretty good, tested it against pro penetrating fluid and it worked better. I keep it in an eye dropper bottle.
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    Heating the small part (bolt, bleeder, etc) to a nice glow and then quenching with water, rinse and repeat if it does not come loose. Works miracles. Seems like magic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treebilly View Post
    Great tip. Gonna write this down for the mechanic. Although the guys I work for break stuff before it can rust.


    Good thread.

    Uh, what's acetone, where do you buy it, what's it normally used for?
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    It's a thinner. Most hardware stores. It's also used for nail polish remover.


    Just don't mix it with bleach......
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    Thanks.

    Btw, what results, poison gas or boom?
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    or a flame or spark

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    How the tranny fluid /acetone works is acetone is a solvent that will evaporate .It just thins the tranny fluid to a point it will migrate passed the threads .Once it gets soaked in good usually you get results .However an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure .If you know something will rust tight coat the bolt with never-seeze or Kopper-kote before you screw it together .I have little cans of both stuff sitting every where .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobleskill View Post
    Heating the small part (bolt, bleeder, etc) to a nice glow and then quenching with water, rinse and repeat if it does not come loose. Works miracles. Seems like magic.
    I was taught that by a friend years ago. Almost nobody believes it will work. You can even use water to rehydrate rust on things like c clamps. I have a squirt bottle with DHMO in big letters on the side. Had a guy bring me a clamp that he had been soaking in something petrochemicalish that wasn't working. I soaked it down and it freed right up. I told him to lube it up and keep it out of the weather. He wanted to know where I got DHMO. I pointed at the faucet.

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    Di-hydrogen Monoxide.
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    That stuff has killed millions of people over the years, be careful.
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