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Re: Loctite on axles splines?

JShadzi@aol.com wrote:

>I have seen it twice, but my GT did not have it.  Some have been saying 
>that the Bently calls for it, I will have to check it tomorrow at 
>work...If the axle nut is torqued properly I can't see a real need for it 
>other than a safety precaution..

I believe my Bentley did call for it on my 1986 5kcstq. Adding a locking 
compound to the axle splines seemed like overkill to me, considering that 
big nut on the end of the axle.

Speaking of things that seem like overkill, why is there a big clip to hold 
the front wheel bearing for my 1986 5kcstq? Where is the bearing going to 
go without that clip? That bearing is pressed in there and the inner race 
is captured by the axle nut. Is there a chance of that bearing working out 
due to some sort of thermal expansion effect? I cannot see any need for the 

IMO, it falls into the same category as the locking compound on the splines 
- until someone can explain why it is there, it seems like overkill, but 
better safe than sorry...

Eric R. Kissell
1986 5000cstq, 1.8 bar, k24