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Old 07-21-2008, 12:07 PM   #1
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flywheel bolts...blue loctite or thread sealer?

When installing my flywheel bolts, should i use blue loctite or thread sealer? Then torque to 85 lbs?

Also, what is the torque spec on the pressure plate bolts?
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I use the gray RTV sealant on my flywheel bolts. Pressure plate to flywheel bolts should be torqued to 12-24ft-lbs
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I use RED loctite.
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I use RED loctite.
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yea you should be using some type of loctite, i used blue when i did it recently. thread sealent will stop oil, but so will loctite and you know that they ain't gonna back out... especially if you use red (ask me how i know)

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has anyone actually had their flywheel bolts back out on them after torqueing them to the proper 85ft.lbs?
I didn't use any kind of loctite or sealer when I put mine back on. I do have a new special type of rear main seal so I'm not worried about oil leakage through the threads.
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No mine have never backed out.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:59 PM   #8
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i used thread sealer this time around, last time i used blue loctite. ill see if they back out or not.
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I did not use anything and had no problems.
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Be careful guys using Red Loc-tite. The only time I use red, is when I know I will never have to remove a nut/bolt from something ever. 242 Blue works for just about anything.
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I didn't use any kind of loctite or sealer when I put mine back on. I do have a new special type of rear main seal so I'm not worried about oil leakage through the threads.
How does your "special" rear main seal keep oil out of the threaded holes that go all the way through the crankshaft flange?
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Ford supplies new flywheel bolts with sealer pre-applied. Just a fyi...
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How does your "special" rear main seal keep oil out of the threaded holes that go all the way through the crankshaft flange?
I'd like to know too
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since we're on the topic, what you all use for the DS bolts? For some reason, mine continually back out, and I have tried blue loctite and tightening those ####ers down TIGHT. Do you guys use red loctite on this, or a lock washer?

Or am I the only one

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ive used a lot of blue and tightened them with impact, then tighten them again in a few days.
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I used red Loctite with ARP bolts.
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since we're on the topic, what you all use for the DS bolts? For some reason, mine continually back out, and I have tried blue loctite and tightening those ####ers down TIGHT. Do you guys use red loctite on this, or a lock washer?

Or am I the only one

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