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Old 08-17-2005, 03:07 PM   #1
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The other day thee of my engine mounting screws fell out as I was driving, so yesterday i bought some new screws and some thread lock. What type of thread lock do you guys use ? I understand they come in differents strengths. Mine is medium. How hard will it be for me to take the screws out in the future when I want to clean my engine?
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I use medium,its blue.Ive never had any issues using it.
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Old 08-17-2005, 06:00 PM   #3
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How hard will it be for me to take the screws out in the future when I want to clean my engine?
I use the red thread lock (hi strength) on the underside engine mount screws, and use the medium (blue) threadlock elsewhere on the car.
The red can be difficult to remove and may result in screw heads becoming stripped. To get around this problem, you can heat up the screw using a soldering iron to help free up the threadlock and then hopefully it will unscrew.
Or....if the head does strip, then you can use a dremel to cut a slot into the stripped head and use a slotted scewdriver to get it out.
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99.9% of people use the medium/blue threadlock for everything metal to metal.
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The other day thee of my engine mounting screws fell out as I was driving, so yesterday i bought some new screws and some thread lock. What type of thread lock do you guys use ? I understand they come in differents strengths. Mine is medium. How hard will it be for me to take the screws out in the future when I want to clean my engine?

I EVEN USE THE MEDIUM ON MY WHEEL NUTS! Just dont use gobbs of it.
The red stuff is for 300deg. applications, you usually have to heat it to loosen the screws.
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Now I have news for you, just saw ad for thread lock for plastic fastener.... yeeeha. I have been watting for this for 30 years. Now to you question... Blue is the way to go.
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Where we can find thread lock for plastic ?!?!?!
I use some nail polish to plastic / metal ;-) ....
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