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Old 10-02-2009, 04:27 AM   #1
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How much thread lock is the proper amount to use without going overboard? A small drop on one side of the tip? The whole tip of the screw? Or the whole dang screw?
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You just need a small drop on the threads, not the tip.
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:23 AM   #3
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I put a small drop on the threads then wipe the excess off with my finger do some of the threads are filled with TL but its not a big messy drop. Don't get it into your CVD's it screw them up.

I love the way threadlocker tastes.
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:05 AM   #4
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Wait till it dries to install? Or while its wet?
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I usually just squeeze a little bit on my work bench and dip the end of each screw in it. Then wipe it off so it just sits a bit in the threads. Be carefull around things like cvd's and especially clutch bells. You dont want it to get on the outer bearing.
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Are you using the blue Loctite?
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Yes dont use red unless you want to go through hell getting it out.
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I like the stick thread lock, not as messy.

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Yes dont use red unless you want to go through hell getting it out.
I do use the red on the nitro engine mounts
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There sems to be quite a few posts on stripped screws and loctite.

I put a dot on the work bench and dip them in as I go wipping off the excess.

When you remove a screw with dried up loctite, I hit it with a wire wheel on the dremel to clean off the threads.

Also, if you grab hold and it doesnt want to come out. Try tightening and if that doesnt work hit with a solder iron. Place the iron tip on the screw for a few minutes and it will come out much easier.
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