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Unread 06-15-2010, 09:29 AM   #1
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penetrating oil study

So i have seen the results of the penetrating oil test (listed below) a lot of places but i have yet to see anything other than results and that they came from a magazine. Does anyone know what magazine? does anyone have a link to the actual source of the information?

Penetrating oil . Average load .. Price per fluid ounce
None ................. 516 pounds .
WD-40 .............. 238 pounds .. $0.25
PB Blaster ......... 214 pounds .. $0.35
Liquid Wrench ... 127 pounds .. $0.21
Kano Kroil ........ 106 pounds .. $0.75
ATF-Acetone mix.. 53 pounds .. $0.10

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Unread 06-15-2010, 10:16 AM   #2
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Intresting. I'd like to know also. Looks like we might be making up our own batch of oil.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 10:30 AM   #3
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WD-40 ain't a penetrating oil. It's a water displacement oil.
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Hack work? :rofl: You just described half the modified jeeps on this board.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 10:32 AM   #4
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Cool. Proof that PB blaster is all hype (stuff sucks imo). Deep Creep for life!!
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Unread 06-15-2010, 10:35 AM   #5
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Cool. Proof that PB blaster is all hype (stuff sucks imo). Deep Creep for life!!
obviously its not all hype if it reduced the load by approximately half....while it may not be the best it is definitly better than others
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Unread 06-15-2010, 10:36 AM   #6
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Kroil is groovy stuff. I don't think they make it in an easy to squirt can though.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 10:39 AM   #7
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They call it aerokroil. Check out their website. You can buy one can and get another one of their products for free. Im thinking about ordering some.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 10:56 AM   #8
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yep saw it on my local jeep club forum and we have one guy that uses the ATF/acetone mix
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Unread 06-15-2010, 11:26 AM   #9
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i have had very good luck with PB blaster although i dont doubt that there is better.

all WD 40 is good for in my opinion is to spray down 4 wheeler fenders during muddy races to keep the mud from sticking and weight down.

the 50/50 ATF Acetone makes me nervous, i feel as though if it drips on something other than a bolt such as a gasket or bushing it will corrode that if it gets the chance to sit.

I also like to be very very generous with this stuff so i dont like the idea of Kroil being over twice as much as PB blaster and Liquid wrench.

I want the original information so i can convince the mechanics at work to buy liquid wrench instead of PB blaster. (I spend a lot of time in the mechanic garage so i tend to use whatever they have)
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Wow I have been buying Resolve Penetrating oil, its been ok, looks like i will have to try Liquid Wrench out
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Liquid Wrench looks to be the best bang for the buck. I'll have to try some out. I usually just use PB Blaster, but not too much problem with corrosion where I'm at.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 11:35 AM   #12
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I use liquid wrench and it seems pretty decent when I use it
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So i have seen the results of the penetrating oil test (listed below) a lot of places but i have yet to see anything other than results and that they came from a magazine. Does anyone know what magazine? does anyone have a link to the actual source of the information?

Penetrating oil . Average load .. Price per fluid ounce
None ................. 516 pounds .
WD-40 .............. 238 pounds .. $0.25
PB Blaster ......... 214 pounds .. $0.35
Liquid Wrench ... 127 pounds .. $0.21
Kano Kroil ........ 106 pounds .. $0.75
ATF-Acetone mix.. 53 pounds .. $0.10
I wonder about this too. The magazine widely attributed to this information is Machinist's Workshop Magazine. The only thing I've been able to confirm is that a magazine of that name does exist. But I've not been able to verify whether they published that data.

What I find strange is that no commercial company has even come close to the ATF-Acetone mixture, at least according to that table. So why hasn't anybody simply bottled that stuff and made a fortune on it? I find that suspicious.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 11:36 AM   #14
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we use Wurth HHS2000 here at our shop and it's the cats meow.

Amazon.com: Wurth HHS-2000 Penetrating High Temperature Lubricant: Automotive

I would add that I got exhaust manifold bolts out of a 76 ford 460 engine after I tried everything under the sun at home. Then I brought this stuff home and slathered them for a week before I tried again and they broke free with relative ease.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 11:37 AM   #15
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I want the original information so i can convince the mechanics at work to buy liquid wrench instead of PB blaster. (I spend a lot of time in the mechanic garage so i tend to use whatever they have)
I copy/pasted the chart into google and it looks like this study came from Machinist's Workshop magazine
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