Re: [DML] Penetrating oil, or how to remove really corroded nuts
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Re: [DML] Penetrating oil, or how to remove really corroded nuts

In a message dated 7/4/2005 11:48:40 A.M. Central Standard Time,  
bmanderville@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:

Hi all,  decided to dive in and start tinkering with the car this 
morning.   Immediate problems, all I want to do is replace the 
alternator, and the AC  and Altrenator belts.  Well the adjusting bolt 
retaining nut  (SP10037) on the lower AC pulley bracket (10072) is stuck 
on there like  you would not believe, I have soaked it with penetrating 
oil for over 2  hours and it just will not breakfree, any one got any  

I have found that often times a quick sharp jab at a fastener will break it  
free better than slowly applying more pressure. When you go fast, you usually  
break what rust or other opposing forces are on there free.  When you go  
slow, you often twist metal until it breaks, especially with nuts and  bolts.  I 
would also suggest using some heat i.e. propane torch on stubborn  fasteners. 
just watch where you point that thing!  I would replace the  rubber oil seal 
behind the belt tensioner thing anyway, and especially if you  get any heat by 
Good Luck

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