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Old 09-29-2010, 06:59 AM
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Default Using loctite on bolts

When you use blue loctite on a bolt do you just tighten the bolt on try to tighten it to spec. also? Such as brake caliper bracket.
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:01 AM
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Default Re: Using loctite on bolts

Always tighten it to spec.
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:19 AM
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Default Re: Using loctite on bolts

Thank you. The reason I ask is when I tried to take this bolt off, the garage that changed my rotors before used red loctite on this bolt and I thought I was going to bust a nut trying to get it off.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:17 AM
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It's nessicary for them to be that tight. I actually had the bolts back out of my caliper once didn't make for a fun ride. Driver side front wheel locked up on me due to the caliper getting lodged in the rim. Luckily no damage was done and I wasn't hurt.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:51 AM
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Default Re: Using loctite on bolts

RED LOCKTITE on the caliper bracket to steering knuckle bolts!!!!! They are notorious for walking out and if it does walk out, you're gonna be on the side of the road with a destroyed inner wheel and possibly a bad rotor.

Torque spec?? TIGHT AS BALLS. lol.
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:00 AM
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Default Re: Using loctite on bolts

yup i know how that feels but didn't realize my bolt came out until i got home and realized that the inside of my wheel was destroyed
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:25 PM
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Default Re: Using loctite on bolts

I've never used lock tight and have been just fine. I just torque the bolts to spec. To each their own though.
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:41 PM
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This happened to me before bolt backed out.



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Old 09-29-2010, 09:16 PM
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Myke....did it take out your soft line too? I don't quite remember.
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Old 09-30-2010, 01:46 AM
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Myke....did it take out your soft line too? I don't quite remember.
No just the caliper came off and stopped the truck from 45 to zero in less then a second.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:20 PM
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No just the caliper came off and stopped the truck from 45 to zero in less then a second.
Ohhh...gotcha. I saw the wet fluid drops on the wheel and sorta thought a line was a leaker or something.
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:19 AM
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Default Re: Using loctite on bolts

I lost a lower caliper-to-spindle mounting bolt yesterday. There was a rattling noise in the front end that would go away when I applied the brakes. Looking underneath the bolts were in place, but didn't take a wrench to them.
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:40 AM
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Default Re: Using loctite on bolts

I've had a caliper loose a bolt on me on one of my old bmw's....thought I was toast turned out to be something simple hay could have been very dangerous and avoidable. I'm not in the habit of using locktite but the bolts usually already have some on there so I just lock them down as tight as I can get them..
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:00 AM
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Default Re: Using loctite on bolts

Luckily I was already going pretty slow in town. I was able to stop in a parking lot just a few hundred yards from where I heard a pop in the front end and the rf brake started grinding. Called my son 'n' drove me to parts store who had a hex-head bolt and nut package. Fixed it where she sat. Where can I find flange-head I wonder?
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:43 PM
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Went to AutoZone to get the Caliper Bracket bolts Part No. 13898 and will remove all four and use Loctite Blue. Going to tighten them real good this time around.

Another cheap lesson learned.
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