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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:25 am 
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Hey, I've had a new *junkyard* gas tank lying around here for months i need to put in my convertible. Anyone know the secret to not breaking the bolt heads off in these cars?? I've tried soaking them with WD40 and such, and I can't use a torch on the gas tank, lol. I'd like to get this tank off clean, any tips? <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:29 am 
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good luck. I tried doing it to my parts car and they kept snapping off one after another. <p>_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-<br><br>91 g13b metro- always on the quest to learn something new about this car.<br><br>Marcin</p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 11:42 am 
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Get some liquid wrench it works way better than WD40. <p>Tony<br><br>Proud owner of<br>1970 AMX 360/auto with A/C<br>1989 Suzuki Swift GTi<br></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 12:00 pm 
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^yes! GUNK liquid wrench!<br>wd40 makes them worse! <p>_________________________________<br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.wheelsjamaica.com/wheels_forum/attachments/gtislinedup2.jpg"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 12:09 pm 
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<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>wd40 makes them worse<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br>no it doesn't, maybe won't work as good as liquid wrench but it won't make it worse. <p>_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-<br><br>91 g13b metro- always on the quest to learn something new about this car.<br><br>Marcin</p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 1:38 pm 
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get some PB Blaster.<br><br>It's 100x better than WD-40,<br>and 10x better than Liquid Wrench<br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.pbblaster.com/" target="top">www.pbblaster.com</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 4:52 pm 
yup PB Blaster is the one to use. do the foam cup test<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 5:45 pm 
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Impact wrench will do the job. <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 5:55 pm 
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<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Impact wrench will do the job<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br>tried that on my vette , didn't work either <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START >: --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/mad.gif ALT=">:"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p>_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-<br><br>91 g13b metro- always on the quest to learn something new about this car.<br><br>Marcin</p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:45 pm 
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As long as area is clear of the fumes, tap the top of the bolts with a hammer (don't be afraid to whack it, although a sledge is asking for trouble). The aluminum bolt/screws corrode to the tank over time, hammer breaks bond and they should then back off much easier.<br><br> <p><!--EZCODE FONT START--><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Kyle Jones<!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.angelfire.com/de/ksj/myswift.html"><br>Junk-Yard Turbo set-up, formerly NOS-fed, constantly evolving 1989 Suzuki Swift</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--></strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--></span><!--EZCODE FONT END--><br><br></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2003 1:17 am 
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real penetrating oil (not wd-40) & an impact wrench have always worked for me, & i've worked on a lot of old rusted VW's <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2003 6:06 am 
you know what.. they all work! penetrating oil, tap it with a hammer couple times, and then use an impact on low pressure or air ratchet<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>


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<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>no it doesn't, maybe won't work as good as liquid wrench but it won't make it worse. <hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br>ok, i shouldn't have said that, i just think wd40 is a p.o.s. <p>_________________________________<br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.wheelsjamaica.com/wheels_forum/attachments/gtislinedup2.jpg"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2003 3:24 pm 
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QUOTE:<br><br>**real penetrating oil (not wd-40) & an impact wrench have always worked for me, & i've worked on a lot of old rusted VW's **<br><br>Well, I must say that VW hardware is much higher quality than our suzicrap. Even honda managed to assemble their cars with durable, rust proof wednuts and screws. The way suzuki handled the hardware is a shame. Well, we have a good motor for a good price so they have had to cut somewhere isnt it?<br>If you suspect something to be rusted, never ever ever use a impact wrench to unscrew it as you will only end up with a severed head screw. Take your ratchet and try to pull them out gently. <p>Jardamuth<br><br></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2003 9:56 pm 
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a low setting on the impact wrench has always gotten off the bolts that i would otherwise shear off w/ the ratchet or wrench, i was notorious for it @ the garage. of course it all depends on how much winter salt your car sees. i haven't pulled apart the gastank yet, but everything else has come apart nicely w/ the impact =) but definately use all 3, lube it, smack it, impact it =) <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2003 11:03 pm 
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Definately gonna try that PB blaster, and some impact. Thanks guys <p></p><i></i>


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I think that I will try this PB blaster that you are talking about instead of this fucking WD40 who help only a little bit... <p></p><i></i>


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i think we should boycott wd40, i really do not like their product and find ALL OTHER lubricants to work better, gunk cant remember the names of the rest but they are labelled 'penetrating lubricant' <p>_________________________________<br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.wheelsjamaica.com/wheels_forum/attachments/gtislinedup2.jpg"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2003 9:22 pm 
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WD 40 isn't that bad. I find it works great for killing mosquitoes. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :evil --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/devil.gif ALT=":evil"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> Just make sure you have a torch or lighter going in front of the nozzle first. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>


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i know someone that tried to light it and use it as a 'flame' at a party, they are supposed to use insect spray, wd40 cant even be used for that!<br><br>i use it on tyres and in the engine though! its a GREAT degreaser!!! yes, believe it or not i use a big bottle with the nozzle and degrease the engine then blow it dry! NO WATER!<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>


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