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Re: Watermaker - Seized hex bolt
I'm not sure which bolts you mean, but if it is the ones that hold the motor to the pump, I don't see any contamination from using PB Blaster on the corroded bolts. Of course, seal the inlet and outlet ports in some way, Then spray the corroded areas, let it sit 8 hours, then spray again. After 4 days of this use an impact driver carefully and the bolt should free up. Patience and time are the necessary things if you want to beat corrosion, most of the time. Rushing things will almost certainly lead to disaster.
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