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Old 10-08-2009, 05:21 AM
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Default Re: How often do you retorq bolts and which ones

Originally Posted by 2door View Post
I typically do not enter into arguments but in your case I'm going to make an exception because you're comparing apples to oranges here. We're not talking about a steel 3/8" bolt and nut; we're discussing 6 or 8mm fasteners threaded into an aluminum casting which happens to be of questionable quality.
Then change my comment to "nanogram" instead of "microgram". My point is you can pretty much control the level of security by the amount used. Not a good idea to slobber the bolt with half the bottle if you want to remove it easy.

One of the biggest issues I've had is oil on the bolts which seems to cause far more trouble with the blue and all CA type threadlocks. Not so much the ester based Red.

There does appear to be a wide gap between my experience and those who claim HT hardware never loosens or shears. The stock nuts (including nyloc which are one-use only) never stayed put on my installs. Aside from vibration lets not mention the effects of engine heat on those.
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