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Old 06-20-2008, 10:01 PM
Boomer Boomer is offline
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Default Stainless threads

Has anyone tried replacing and engine bolts, studs etc. with Stainless? My one experience doing this was replacing a steel valve cover with an aluminum one using stainless allen bolts. I experience oil leaks but never spent the time figuring it out and just put the steel cover back on. I know I could have used blue loctite (red is too deadly for me) and maybe that would have solved the problem, but then there was the contraction and expansion factor of aluminum. I also know there are some metals you can't put together as they will react with one another and erode or loosen to some degree. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience using stainless fasteners on any of these die cast engine parts?
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