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post #1 of 8 Old 07-22-2019, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone ever use locking header bolts?

Ford Performance Stage 8 Header Bolts - 1 in.Anyone use these with a turbo kit headers?

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I've never in my life had a header bolt come loose unless I used a thick gasket, and I would never use a thick gasket with a turbo.

If a bolt comes loose or comes out, something is wrong with the hardware stack or bolt. Thick soft gaskets can yield and let bolts fall out, but they blow out anyway.

I mount my turbos right on the header and use normal bolts. No gasket. Just high temp RTV.



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I agree with Tom. I never had a bolt back out.
No gasket and copper rtv is all it takes.
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Ok cool good 2 know some other guys talking about it on a mustang site so thought I whould ask .
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For the sake of not having to worry about it, I installed stage 8 locking bolts on my last build.
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Never had one come loose either. Just torque to spec and that's it.
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No bolts, just glue here..




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I used them once, first time I took the headers off I never put the locks back on.

However I have had some header bolts back out a time or 2. I just slap a wrench on them to make sure they are tight from time to time.

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