Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 40

Thread: Please confirm MW article on Penetrating Oil

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Foothills of NC
    Posts
    18

    Default

    Sir John if you don't mind what is trike?

    Tim

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Nottingham, England
    Posts
    16,177

    Default

    Trichloroethane, supposedly it's been banned as being carcinogenic but only after 5 pints

    Over here it got banned and a substitute was brought out to replace it and then that got banned.

    Then they found out that the cleaner developed to clean jet engines before crack testing wasn't working so Rolls Royce got an exemption for the original trike to be used to clean parts before crack testing.

    So if you know anyone who works at Roll's crack testing department you are well away.

    .
    .

    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.




  3. #23
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Big Prairie Mi.
    Posts
    2,150

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by John Stevenson
    I always thought ATF and power steering fluid is the same thing.?

    Well it is in my vehicles anyway as ATF gets put into the power steering and the auto tool changer on the CNC.

    Best tapping fluid I have ever come across is 75% trike and 25% ATF. the ATF stops it evaporating away as quick.

    It's that good that stand a tap up in the hole, spray it with the knacker laquer and the tap winds itself into the hole on it's own

    .
    Pretty much certain it is, MSDS reads almost identically for both.
    Feel and smell are all the same.
    Enough alike that the only difference may be the dye alone.
    Ken.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    springfield ohio
    Posts
    251

    Default

    On smal block chevy's they have pipe plugs that are impossible to get out i have found if you heat them with a propane torch then touch it with some candle wax it wicks in the threads and then the plug can be removed , the thermal change in the cast iron block along with the wax as lubricant works great for me.
    scariest thing to hear " I am from the government and i am here to help"

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Western New York U.$.A
    Posts
    7,265

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by John Stevenson
    So if you know anyone who works at Roll's crack testing department you are well away.

    .
    That's what I aspired to be as a Ute(read youth), a crack tester.

    I got the part that is frozen soaking in the atf fluid/acetone mix. I sure hope it works. I wonder what would happen if I put the small container holding the solution and part in a ultra-sound cleaner solution and let it float around? I wonder if the ATF stuff and acetone would get along or would they raise hell chemically?
    Last edited by Your Old Dog; 02-05-2008 at 03:52 PM.
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Thank you to our families of soldiers, many of whom have given so much more then the rest of us for the Freedom we enjoy.

    It is true, there is nothing free about freedom, don't be so quick to give it away.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    3

    Default Absolutely no apology needed, and thanks for the clarification!!!!

    lbender,
    no intent to do anything other than verify your excellent work. Now that I can state that I "communicated with the author", I can pass the word along to the Studebaker gang!

    Quote Originally Posted by lbender
    63Avanti,

    Allow me to appologize one more time. The test material was intended to be automatic transmission fluid. In the auto parts department, I grabbed a bottle of power steering fluid by mistake. If you read the article, the power steering fluid shown was used. The table you quoted has not been corrected.

    One salient point not covered in your question -- these are loads required to free the test piece after 8 hours of immersion in penetrating oil. This is probably not representative of a quick squirt just before a wrench is applied.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Chester, NH
    Posts
    5,236

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Alguy
    On smal block chevy's they have pipe plugs that are impossible to get out i have found if you heat them with a propane torch then touch it with some candle wax it wicks in the threads and then the plug can be removed , the thermal change in the cast iron block along with the wax as lubricant works great for me.


    Hey thats a slick idea ... bad pun intended ...


    Quote Originally Posted by Lazlo
    By the way, is it just me, or does Liquid Wrench smell like sh!t? I kinda like the smell of PBlaster
    Are you kidding me!? I like the way liquid wrench smells - maybe because it reminds of being little and hangin' out with the grown-ups while they tried to get some rusty shock-absorbers off a dodge caravan

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Chester, NH
    Posts
    5,236

    Default

    Oh and 63Avanti -

    Yep that did infact appear in a MW issue and, as the author said, that table is correct. He did a great job of it too; had a control and each piece was electrolytically rusted so it should be a pretty uniform job. As i recall, they were all torqued to a specific torque beforehand as well so there shouldn't be any question as to the validity of the results.

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Upstate, New York.
    Posts
    62

    Default

    I buy Kano-Kroil in gallon cans only! I tried the aroesol spray cans and found that the stuff penetrated past the spray nozzel leaking the contents while not in use! While it works great as a penetrant, it doesn't lube like WD40 or PB!

    I'll try the ATF+Acetone on the small screws that hold the cutting head on my boring bar. Something that WD, PB, or Kroil have yet to loosen!

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    370

    Default

    John S

    That Trichloroethane is supposed to be great cutting fluid for tough stuff?

    Have you used it for that?

    Hal

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •