loctite EM studs/nuts (for sure?)

JShadzi at aol.com JShadzi at aol.com
Thu Jan 30 18:37:17 EST 2003

I use loctite blue on the studs, highly recommended, I'm afraid of Red on smaller fasteners, especially on such a failure prone connector, blue is mild enough that you can usually turn it out without too much trouble.

The temps in the head actually aren't as bad as you'd thing, definitely much cooler than the exh. manifold itself, its usually enough that the blue can survive and keep things in place for a long time.

Without loctite you run the risk of the studs backing out and falling out, BTDT, loctite blue really helps them stay in place without overcommiting you like Red can.


>Is this loctiting the EM mounting hardware something that is generally accepted?  I thought that for high-heat applications, loctite was somewhat useless.
>Is this loctite being discussed referring to the studs in the head, or the nuts on the studs, or both?  What color loctite is recommended?  Is there a group of anti-loctite people?
>I would have to say my tendency is to not use loctite, as the nuts are supposed to be designed to hold tight.  I'm open enough to be convinced it's a good thing however.  I just want to know what is being suggested.

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