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ST2DE5
11-13-2009, 03:57 PM
When I took the 56 wagon apart I would put the small pieces in a coffee can of transmission fluid. Last week I took the doors apart and the wing glasses you couldn't move them and the window regulator was hard to turn. I put some transmission fluid in a spray bottle and really sprayed them down. Laid the on a pile of newspaper. This morning I cleaned them up. The rust was gone and everything worked like new. Just a thought. If you might want to try it.

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Roscomacaw
11-13-2009, 04:14 PM
Did you use Type A ?[:o)]

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ST2DE5
11-13-2009, 04:25 PM
No Type Used

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silverhawk
11-13-2009, 05:07 PM
How thick was the rust that is removed? Reason being, my dad owns and runs a tranny shop, so if this stuff works as a mild rust remover, I can get gobs of used tranny fluid, that would other wise be gotten rid of. The CASO in me is peeking out,LOL! Lord knows I need some sort of rust removal product,hahaha!

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Gary1953
11-13-2009, 09:31 PM
Dylan,
Sounds like a million dollar business idea to me.


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silverhawk
11-13-2009, 11:19 PM
Hahahaha! I think I made that come across wrong. I was meaning myself, as I need something for the '62 project. :)

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laughinlark
11-13-2009, 11:26 PM
Yep, Tranny fluid is a good high detergent penetrating type oil! You ever pull the pan off an old burnt trans? The internals are clean! There are some exceptions. It works well in a frozen engine when poured into the cylinders. I pour a quart of trans fluid in the engine at the parts store when I buy my oil change. I drive about 5 mile home and drain the oil. Engine looks like the day it was rebuilt when adjusting the valves 120,000 miles later.

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Chris_Dresbach
11-13-2009, 11:27 PM
I found two other liquids that will remove surface rust. The first being PB Blaster, the penetrating oil in the white and yellow can. Second, if you ever have a moving part that runs through another, tube of some sort, or an axle thats seased by rust on the inside. You will think Im crazy, but pure water will losen it. This works because of simple chemestry. Water put the rust in, water takes it out! Also, water and steel wool will remove surface rust off of sheet metal. Takes some scrubbing, but it works rather well.:)

Chris Dresbach

Eugene
11-13-2009, 11:59 PM
We used it in a mix of half trans oil and half water to clean the upper end and seat the valves we would start the bad running engine and poor it down the carb. a little at a time it will seat all the good valves.works good if a valve is not burned..http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz297/Eugene_060/th_SDC10006-1.jpg (http://s837.photobucket.com/albums/zz297/Eugene_060/?action=view&current=SDC10006-1.jpg)

Johnnywiffer
11-14-2009, 07:46 AM
quote:Originally posted by laughinlark

...I pour a quart of trans fluid in the engine at the parts store when I buy my oil change. I drive about 5 mile home and drain the oil. Engine looks like the day it was rebuilt when adjusting the valves 120,000 miles later.

GordonSorry, I just don't get it. Lemme get it straight. You put a quart of trans fluid in with the engine oil, [u]WITH</u> the oil change, then drain it when you get home? Then drive it 120,000 miles? That must be SOME kinda car--probably a record. When do you put in fresh oil? Never?

Do the arabs know about this car? [:o)]

John

N8N
11-14-2009, 12:07 PM
If I'm understanding correctly, he buys a quart of trans fluid at the same time that he buys his new oil and filter, while at the parts store he pours the quart of ATF in the crankcase, then drives home *then* changes the oil and filter. Makes sense to me; I have heard before of using ATF as an engine flush. Probably not a good idea to really beat on the engine while the ATF is in there as it is thinner than engine oil - in older cars anyway. Probably isn't too much thinner than 5W20 though!

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Jack
11-14-2009, 05:52 PM
My local mechanic put a quart in the engine of my little motorhome to loosen up a stuck lifter. Won't know until next summer if it worked or not.

ISpy
11-14-2009, 06:02 PM
There was a very long thread on this in the Tech forum but the best thing for loosing rusted parts etc is a 50/50 mix of Acetone and Power Steering Fluid (NOT ATF !!). For whatever reason the original post cited ATF,however,about 30 pages in it is corrected. Few made it this far. I have used this combo and love it,only real drawback is getting to an area as a spray as acetone eats plastic.

mdelapp
11-14-2009, 07:02 PM
The information was in the Studebaker Turning Wheels monthly magazine

Here is what they listed, based on what they deemed “scientifically rusted” whatever that means

Penetrant Average torque

None 516 pounds

WD-40 238

PB Blaster 214

Liquid Wrench 127

Kano Kroil 106

ATF-Acetone Mix 53

The ATF-Acetone mix was a “home brew) of 50 /50 Automatic Transmission Fluid and Acetone

Might be worth a try.





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