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Author Topic:   Need anser quickly. Screw in stud sealer
johder
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posted December 07, 2005 05:08 PM  
Im putting my rocker arm studs in. Torque 45-50 lbs.

What should i use to seal them up? I have non-hardening telflon permatex #2. I was steered away from loc-tite. Machinist said to use teflon "paste" but i couldnt find it anywhere. So will this semi-hardening teflon permatex work?

Thanks

Derek

James Ott
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posted December 07, 2005 06:10 PM  
what are you doing sealing them or trying to keep them from backing out?

chomme
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posted December 07, 2005 06:35 PM  
You can find teflon paste in a plumbers supply, homedepot, lowes or anywhere they sell plumbing supplys, just look for pipe joint compound and read the labels for the compound with teflon in it. Also look for the heat ranges and the pressures the paste is rated for.

johder
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posted December 07, 2005 06:59 PM  
they shouldnt back out. using them to seal. Thank You

James Ott
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posted December 07, 2005 07:43 PM  
loctite 567 is what you want. Try here: http://www.loctite.com/int_henkel/loctite_us/index.cfm?&pageid=131&layout=2

johder
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posted December 07, 2005 08:03 PM  
ok kool. thanks everyone

hoosierdaddy48
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posted December 07, 2005 10:32 PM  
if you go to a plumbing supply stire, just ask for "pipe dope"

leapinlizard
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posted December 08, 2005 07:54 AM  
Use the same stuff as you would for head bolts.

NJantz
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posted December 08, 2005 09:05 AM  
We never had any good luck sealing those that go into a water passage. So a few rebuilds ago we switched over to black RTV silicone. Works great and my leaks went away.

ss99
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posted December 08, 2005 01:00 PM  
RTV silicone - black or red.


johder
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posted December 08, 2005 05:25 PM  
i used #2 permatix. it doest get totally hard...torqued to 50 ft. pounds...hope this works!

engineman
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posted December 08, 2005 05:46 PM  
I use #2 permatex and dont have any trouble, but I wouldn't sweat it too much just as long as you have some sort of good sealer on 'em.

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