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ricardoa1
02-16-2009, 11:53 PM
I have an old tube of blue loctite. But I dont want to screw things up. I used it on my cam bolt. The stuff was blue but it had white particles in it. I shook it and used it. But I dont know if I should take it apart and redo with fresh stuff. I am paranoid as some of you know. :o

pablon2
02-16-2009, 11:59 PM
I have an old tube of blue loctite. But I dont want to screw things up. I used it on my cam bolt. The stuff was blue but it had white particles in it. I shook it and used it. But I dont know if I should take it apart and redo with fresh stuff. I am paranoid as some of you know. :o

Has a guaranteed shelf life of one year.

Young-SC-Owner
02-17-2009, 01:11 AM
With your history of cams, go spend the 6 bux for some new stuff man!!!

ricardoa1
02-17-2009, 11:23 AM
With your history of cams, go spend the 6 bux for some new stuff man!!!

Thats what I was thinking and the reason for the post.

1HUMINBIRD
02-17-2009, 12:12 PM
I have had some red Loctite go weak after sitting for a while, so I would imagine the same for blue.

The viscosity of the red became very low (runny), no chunks though.

fastsc92
02-17-2009, 01:30 PM
I just tend to use bubble gum...:p

TbirdSCFan
02-17-2009, 02:24 PM
Save the $$.. go buy some frosted flakes and some milk. Mix the milk into the cereal; coat the bolts and let dry. You wouldn't believe how hard that stuff gets.. :rolleyes:

kenewagner
02-17-2009, 02:47 PM
How do you tell how loctite goes bad. It starts out a liquid than drys to lock the threads in a bolt head. Put some on a bolt, install a standard nut, let it dry. If it doesnt do what it is suppose to than its bad

Ken

90blkbrd
02-17-2009, 04:13 PM
Since loctite dries when used. I would think if it was still liquid it is still good.

kenewagner
02-17-2009, 05:10 PM
Since loctite dries when used. I would think if it was still liquid it is still good.

You should try some of that on your transmission and see if thats true:p:D


Ken

fturner
02-17-2009, 09:16 PM
Or better yet, put some on your tires and let it dry over night... see if the car can move in the morning :).

Fraser

Mike8675309
02-17-2009, 09:37 PM
The white particles (hardened loc-tite) will likely get in the way and cause incorrect torque readings. Get the new stuff. make sure the the threads are clean and oil free before applying.