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    header bolt locktight?

    what color locktite do i put on the header bolts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harri_z28 View Post
    what color locktite do i put on the header bolts?
    i can't remember what i used... i think it was red...

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    i put blue

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    None here. I am not a fan of loctite on aluminum parts. Could potentially pull out the threads on down the road. Not to mention steel doesn't mix with aluminum very well and naturally causes corrosion over time anyway.


    I prefer anti-seeze on the threads and if locking the bolts are a necessity I would shoot for many of the locking header bolt tabs that are out there on the market.

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    Just use the stock manifold bolts. I did mine a year ago and have checked them several times and haven't had any come loose.

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    Ya the stockers work fine. I actually prefer aftermarket ARP header bolts on all my cars that have the very small 3/8 12 point head,,,,they are just much easier for me to work with in tight places.

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    stock gasket, stock bolts...no loctite... no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    None here. I am not a fan of loctite on aluminum parts. Could potentially pull out the threads on down the road. Not to mention steel doesn't mix with aluminum very well and naturally causes corrosion over time anyway.


    I prefer anti-seeze on the threads and if locking the bolts are a necessity I would shoot for many of the locking header bolt tabs that are out there on the market.

    now that i think of it... i that is what i used... copper goopy anti seeze... red lock tight was for my TQ arm bolts...

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