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Loctite Form-A-Thread?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ascuro, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. ascuro

    ascuro Registered Member

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    Anyone had any experience using this stuff? I just ordered a kit since I needed a couple other parts (LCT-37390 from Summit). It's a stripped bolt hole for the tranny pan on my TH350 that I'm trying to fix. Any words of encouragement/discouragement? =)
     
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    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Let us know how that stuff works. I've always wondered but never used it.
     
  3. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I did..

    I used some many moons ago to repair a stripped out hole in a aluminum intake manifold that one of the carb bolts went in..it worked great,better than I expected ..I have little faith in epoxies and "liquid steel" type miracle fixes,but it worked OK for that ..
    I would not use it on anything critical though..tranny pan bolts are a good candidate for it..but you can also buy tranny pan bolts with oversized threads now,I think Dorman or Help makes them..perhaps a longer bolt would allow you to put a nut on the other side,if its not a blind hole in the tranny case..at any rate,the tranny pan bolts dont need to be very tight at all,the pan squashes pretty easily..:crazy:
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I have never used the stuff either, but a tranny pan bolt seems like the right type of application for that kind of product because of the low torque facters involved.
     
  5. ascuro

    ascuro Registered Member

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    Well, UPS somehow managed to 'misplace' my package, so I'm waiting for a second order to get to me (bunch of stuff, including the form-a-thread). I'll let you guys know how it works out though.
     
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    It's good stuff but as said up above it is intended for certain application only . I would not trust it in a critical or high torque condition .

    Tom
     

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