christmasexhaust stud r&r /torque for head bolts?

Timofej H. Crift timofej.crift at
Thu Dec 19 16:34:44 EST 2002


<Next question, I don't want to do this job again and am afraid of the
bolts loosening. Do I need blue loctite for the nuts? I'm definately
not going to use the red on the studs, as per another's

The high temperatures on the exhaust make it difficult for a thread locker
to hold up.  Permatex makes a high temp locker, but it is only good to 450F
and not recommended for bolts under 16mm.  The self locking exhaust nuts
should do the trick by themselves.  You can try the blue, but after a while
the heat will get to it.



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