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Old 07-17-2017, 11:34 AM   #24
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Re: Stripped Pinch Bolt

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Originally Posted by RWhitehouse View Post
You can also make the world's best penetrating oil at home for next to nothing. Just mix a 50/50 blend of cheap ATF and acetone. If you really want to go nuts, get one of those sure-shot resuseable sprayers.

There's been numerous tests done (when I found out about this in college, it was in a collegiate engineering journal), and every time the ATF/Acetone mix comes out on top, requiring less torque to remove than other sprays for a small fraction of the cost.
I second this. ATF/Acetone, wait, shock by tapping with a hammer, left hand drill.
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