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I'm trying to loosen a frozen nut on the flared end of a PS hose. I have the unit off the car and the tube held in a vise but when I try to twist it it wants to twist the tube. I've soked it good in rust breaker for days but it won't give. Can I use a propane torch? I've never done that. Is PS fluid flammable?
 

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Heat the tube up until it is too hot to touch and then melt a piece of wax into the threads and the tube (behind the nut).

Works for me!

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Ussually I just wait long enough for it to bee cool enough to touch (not cold). I did this on some trans cooler lines and I just wiggled the wrench back and forth and then turned.

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Hate to say it but maybe you ought to just pinch the line and cut it. Then you can get a 6 point socket on it and it will come off easier. If it already has twisted a little the tubing is already distorted and may leak when you put it back together anyway.

Don't do the torch man!

Good luck - those can be knuckle busters.
 

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have you tried throwing stuff and shouting every "forbidden" word you can think of as loud as you can, a few times over? usually, right after you do this and somehow hurt yourself, it will come right out.

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by novaderrik:
have you tried throwing stuff and shouting every "forbidden" word you can think of as loud as you can, a few times over? usually, right after you do this and somehow hurt yourself, it will come right out.

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Yeah, but you'll throw and break something much more expensive during the tirade . . . at least that's what happens to me.
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FREE at last, FREE at last, Praise God almighty I'm FREE at last.
I tried it all. I stuck the end in a can of water I had boiled on the stove. No luck. I brought the unit into the house and held it in a pan of water and boiled it for 5 minutes. No luck. So I put the torch to the fitting and kept wiggling it until it start to move a little then I sweated candle wax just like you would sweat copper pipe and eventually it freed up completely.
It doesn't seem to have hurt the pressed on fittings. I guess I'll find out when I put it back on.
Thanks everyone.
 
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