Question: On flywheel bolts, do I use BLUE loc-tite or RED loc-tite?

Discussion in '1994 - 1995 Specific Tech' started by Chythar, Jun 9, 2009.


  1. Killercanary

    Killercanary The car that set the bar.
    Founding Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1999
    Messages:
    5,725
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Location:
    Altoona, PA
    I blue loc-tite everything. I put it on the end very end of the bolt and then put anti-seize on the back 2/3 of the bolt. I have always done this and I have never had an issue.
     
    #21
  2. SVT32VDOHC

    SVT32VDOHC waiting for the next hack atta
    Founding Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2001
    Messages:
    4,491
    Showcase:
    18
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    69
    Location:
    Motor City
    I did not use loc-tite on my flywheel bolts. Those are a 10mm head...that's a small bolt. IF you take that back apart after using loc-tite, you better put some light heat on them. Those are only supposed to be torqued to 12-24ft lbs. I torqued mine at 18ft lbs. NO loc-tite and my car didn't come apart so...
     
    #22
  3. 99FiveOh

    99FiveOh Advanced Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,176
    Likes Received:
    52
    Trophy Points:
    69
    Location:
    J-Ville, FL
    I believe you are referring to the pressure plate bolts. And I've always used loctite on those, clutch explosions are nasty! BTW, even after RED loctite was utilized on those bolts, they still come out with ease because they're too small to really "torque" down, so you're only fighting the loctite, not torque AND loctite. :nice:
     
    #23
  4. Killercanary

    Killercanary The car that set the bar.
    Founding Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1999
    Messages:
    5,725
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Location:
    Altoona, PA
    I agree. The pressure plate bolts only need ~20ftlbs of TQ, but the flywheel bolts need ~80ftlbs if memory serves me correct. I know I always have to find a screw driver to shove in one of the flywheel outer holes to stop the engine from rotating when I torque those bolts down. Thread sealer is a must on flywheel bolts.
     
    #24
  5. Chythar

    Chythar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Messages:
    2,064
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Location:
    West Los Angeles, CA
    I discovered the same thing when installing my flywheel. A screwdriver through an non-threaded hole in the flywheel, through the large starter hole in the backplate actually holds really well. Enough to get to torque specs and no visible damage to the backplate either.
     
    #25
  6. HISSIN50

    HISSIN50 "How long does it take to get help in here?
    SN Certified Technician

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1999
    Messages:
    31,157
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    79
    A flywheel holder is a nice tool to have. They can be had cheap. The only downside is that if you like to hold a torque wrench with two hands (as I do - one on the head to keep it square and one on the handle), you need a flexible foot or a 3rd hand to hold the flywheel holder. :)
     
    #26
  7. 99FiveOh

    99FiveOh Advanced Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,176
    Likes Received:
    52
    Trophy Points:
    69
    Location:
    J-Ville, FL
    I have a flywheel holder in my tool box, it also dubs as a heavy duty Craftsman phillips screwdriver! sorry, couldn't resist...
     
    #27

Share This Page