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Torque Converter Bolts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Nov 21, 2005.

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What type of loctite should I use on my converter bolts?

  1. no loctite

    5.3%
  2. red loctite (strong hold)

    78.9%
  3. blue loctite (weaker hold)

    15.8%
  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    I am about to do a motor swap, so this information would be very nice to know. What is the general consensus: red locktite or blue locktite?
    Also the torque specifications would be awsome. I am swapping in a 350 motor to my th400 :bow: :bow:
     
  2. trailblazr81

    trailblazr81 1/2 ton status

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    I used the red locktight in blue bottle. and I tightened 'em up as tight as I could with a ratchet.
     
  3. keifer

    keifer Registered Member

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    red, converter to flexplate is 65ft lbs
     
  4. Inu-Hanyou1776

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    Red Loctite. Converter to flexplate bolts are one of the things you DEFINITELY don't want loosening.
     
  5. chasone64

    chasone64 Registered Member

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    Red Loctite - period!!
    I don't like the blue, just my .02$.
     
  6. Big Truck

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    Use red on anything you don't want to take apart again, or a long while.
     
  7. 78Suburban

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    it seems that the general consensus is to use red locktite... I suppose that is what I will do. Hope it won't be TOO hard to remove if I do another swap in the future... is it possible to get a torque wrench in there, or do I just use my hands and get it as tight as possible? I surely don't want to have them too loose, and I don't want to strip them either..
     

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