loctite on flywheel bolts?

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Old 02-24-09, 05:04 PM
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loctite on flywheel bolts?

Hello, please refresh my memory. Should you use loctite on the flywheel and pressure plate bolts during assembly? there seems to be alot of different opinions about this. Some say use blue,some red, some say it's not needed. What do you think. Car is 67 pontiac V8. I have new bolts for the flywheel and plan on getting new for the pressure plate. Should the pressure plate bolts be grade 8?
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Old 02-24-09, 06:35 PM
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I use grade 8's on all my own, with red loctite. If you can get to them with a torque wrench to properly torque them down, use the blue loctite. If space is limited and you can only get a wrench in there, use the red and reef 'em tight.
 
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Old 02-24-09, 08:16 PM
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On those bolts, red is good.
A torque wrench is the best, plus 5#.

I want to see a pic when you done.


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Old 02-25-09, 03:47 AM
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After checking around on the internet last night, some guy's say that the blue won't hold up to the temps and if you use red you might as well weld the bolts on-really hard to remove. They also said the loctite might affect the torque readings so just use oil or assembly lube. And I thought this would be an easy question!!




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Old 02-25-09, 04:22 AM
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while its probably not needed. one drop of blue or red loctite is not going to hurt anything and isnt really going to affect torque specs unless you take a very long time to install and torque the bolts and the loctite drys, have also removed plenty of bolts with red loctite with no problem.
 
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Old 02-25-09, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by pumpguy View Post
After checking around on the internet last night, some guy's say that the blue won't hold up to the temps and if you use red you might as well weld the bolts on-really hard to remove. They also said the loctite might affect the torque readings so just use oil or assembly lube. And I thought this would be an easy question!!




P.S. Travis, Did you get my PM reply a couple of weeks ago?
Nice Camaro





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Thanks for the advice
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Old 02-26-09, 09:50 AM
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Nice Camaro, I would probably lose my license in 2 days if I drove it. I get into enough trouble with 4 cylinder VW engines.
 
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