Loosening Frozen Nuts
From contributor J:
I don't know about your Altendorf but heat works well on pressed together auto suspension parts. Use a propane torch and concentrate the heat on the nut and not the threaded shaft. Move the flame around the nut evenly and get it good and hot. Move quickly to remove the nut. This method should work.
From the original questioner:
I solved the problem! I bought a penetrating oil similar to WD40 but a lot slimier. It took no time at all to loosen the nut.
From contributor B:
There's some stuff called "Kroil" that's nothing short of miraculous for freeing rusted and corroded parts. Itís absolutely astounding.
From contributor A:
Try using Kroil. Every shop should have it on the shelf. It is the "real deal". It is not Liquid Wrench. We started using it on the on the high tolerance gib screws on the shaper heads in the 1990's. It works 99% of the time on most everything. The AeroKroil spray cans are the easiest to use. In the grinding shop we kept a squirt can full of Kroil as well. Another great product that is not well known is Boesheild for long term stayput lube.
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