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Old 03-28-2010, 12:28 PM   #16
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i use it as gear lube and sometimes my tranny locks up...? maybe ishould use blue too.

What ?
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:42 PM   #17
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i use it as gear lube and sometimes my tranny locks up...? maybe ishould use blue too.
If you think it works good in tranny's just wait till you try some on freshly cleaned bearings
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:46 PM   #18
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the only place i used red loc-tite was the front king pin screws on my kyosho's i lost 3 of them and one k factory knuckle because of it.

red loc-tite and have not lost one in over 2 gallons of fuel.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:19 PM   #19
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Big misconception about Loctite aimed at the new guys:

LOCKTITE IS NOT TO BE USED LIKE A GLUE!!

you want to use as little as possible, locktite is used only to prevent metal on metal screws from vibrating loose during racing, not as a glue to permanently bond your screws into your parts. using too much will cause you to strip screw heads constantly
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:32 PM   #20
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Received a Loctite application class from a Loctite rep at work... the biggest tip I got out of it was that if you have a blind hole, such as the hole in the crankshaft for the clutch bell screw, that the Loctite must go IN the hole instead of on the screw. He had a machined block of clear plastic so you could see what was happening.. If you put Loctite on the screw, the air in the hole would push the Loctite off the screw as it went into the block. Loctite in the hole and it would force the loctite into the screw threads.
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When you screw into plastic for the first time, you are creating "threads" in the plastic. If you use threadlock in plastic, when you remove the screw you will just strip the "threads" you just created instead of backing the screw out.
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Not to mention loctight won't bond to plastic, and in some cases can even eat away at the plastic. Loctight + plastic is a no, no. If you must use something in plastic, use a small drop of CA tire glue.
Oh... OOPS
Guess I'd best take my screws out and wash them off then =/
The guy at the shop told me to use it when I bought the truck =/
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Received a Loctite application class from a Loctite rep at work... the biggest tip I got out of it was that if you have a blind hole, such as the hole in the crankshaft for the clutch bell screw, that the Loctite must go IN the hole instead of on the screw. He had a machined block of clear plastic so you could see what was happening.. If you put Loctite on the screw, the air in the hole would push the Loctite off the screw as it went into the block. Loctite in the hole and it would force the loctite into the screw threads.
Cool tip, thanks.
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