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#224813 - 05/31/11 09:25 PM Re: Survival scavenging a car [Re: dweste]
Richlacal Offline
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Registered: 02/11/10
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Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Add some gas to Motor oil,possibly 1oz gas to 20ozs oil,you will end up with an xlnt mixture,something like Liquid wrench to soak threads/nuts with,to help loosen them,& It will also burn similar to Diesel fuel of which could be used as a lantern,It would also stretch your supply of Flammables a bit more or could be used for explosive effect for signaling or Depredation purposes should something out there,Deem you as a meal!Tranny/Brake fluid mixed with gas would also work real well & would be better for a Lantern as it would burn cleaner!Mix straight gas with extracted foam from the seats,& you'll end up with a Haste version of Napalm,of which could be an Xlnt signal assist or Pursuade those higher up on the food chain or Zombie hordes!:)

#224956 - 06/02/11 01:46 AM Re: Survival scavenging a car [Re: dweste]
Ironwood Offline

Registered: 05/15/11
Posts: 87
Tranny fluid and diesel 50/50 is better than nearly ALL penetrating oils commercially available, research has proven this.


#224973 - 06/02/11 03:41 AM Re: Survival scavenging a car [Re: Ironwood]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2743
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted By: Ironwood
Tranny fluid and diesel 50/50 is better than nearly ALL penetrating oils commercially available, research has proven this.

That's what the antique car guys use to unseize an engine that's been sitting for decades. I find that Liquid Wrench works faster for things like rusted bolts though.

As an aside: I have been using tranny fluid (leftover stuff) mixed with the dregs of 5W30 containers as my go-to quick lube. It soaks in very quickly and then stays tenaciously. Great stuff.

I guess a little homebrew penetrating oil could make it easier to get some of the small bolts loose on an abandoned car. It still takes a lot of torque to get them off though.

Edited by dougwalkabout (06/02/11 03:45 AM)

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