Frozen nuts & bolts

TRUP

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Location
Elyria, Ohio
I recently acquired an 82 K20 that has many frozen nuts & bolts. Does anybody know of a chemical that can be applied to these nuts & bolts to aid in loosening them? I have already tried WD40 & PB without success. If there's anything else worth trying, I'd like to know about it.
Mucho Gracias!:)
 

wxmn6

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Claverack, NY
Try use the small propane torch. I remember a few years ago when I am working on replacing the badly rusted rear bumper on my Toyota pickup. The step bumper (middle part of bumper) was completely gone so the bumper is in two pieces. I managed to get both brackets off however I remember that I had a stubborn nut that refuse to come loose. I had to torch the nut over again and again until it get loose. Finally the nut came loose and soon enough I felt that I actually twisted the bolt off and the bumper fell down without warning. Those are big bolts and I couldn't believe that I actually twisted it off with the heat of small torch. So the small propane torch should do the trick.
 

snow

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Location
Connecticut
Try Kroil which is penetraiting oil. We use it at the garage that i work it, it's work excellent. There's hasn't been a rusted nut/bolt it hasn't worked to help loosen.


Only downside is it's like $9 a can, but it's worth it.



Bryan
 
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TRUP

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Location
Elyria, Ohio
Darn it! I forgot about "sweating" the nuts & bolts. I had to do that to my Explorer when I lifted it. Isn't the memory the first thing to go? I can't remember... Anyway, thanx for the reminder.:)
 

racer0175

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cleveland, OH
PB Blaster....or One-lube...i've used one lube to get rear brake cylinders loose on my after about 10 years.....blaster works awesome too...

and i agree map gas and alittle patience will do the trick....guy that taught me about cars and trucks used a plumbers torch and just sat there till everything was cherry red and got bolts off an exhaust and i'm in cleveland oh...
 
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TRUP

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Originally posted by racer0175
PB Blaster....or One-lube...i've used one lube to get rear brake cylinders loose on my after about 10 years.....blaster works awesome too...

and i agree map gas and alittle patience will do the trick....guy that taught me about cars and trucks used a plumbers torch and just sat there till everything was cherry red and got bolts off an exhaust and i'm in cleveland oh...

Got the Blaster, it's good but I wasn't patient enough to wait for it, so it used the MAP gas. I still had to replace the rear brake lines. I've never heard of the One Lube. Can you get it at Murray's or Auto-Zone? THANX;)
 

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