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How do you keep the exhaust bolts from coming loose?

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Old 04-20-2008, 01:19 AM
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How do you keep the exhaust bolts from coming loose?

No matter what he does the exhaust bolts on REDLIGHTS baja will not stay tight what can he do????

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Old 04-20-2008, 01:23 AM
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he could try the safty wire trick or change out to studs, use the search it has all your answers ...
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Old 04-20-2008, 01:26 AM
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the wire trick is the bomb!! Studs would work good as well
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:59 AM
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bump...bump
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:18 AM
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I like the way GBE pipes mount, forum member "Cabbie" has a thread on the same Idea, search his threads.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:56 PM
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Tell him to snug them up after the motor has been run to operating temp.

If you tighten them while the motor is cool then they loosen up after the motor comes up to temp because the metal in the head expands.

He's a mechanic and he doesn't know this???!!!

Bald headed chicken .............

You get the idea
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:53 AM
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Just becareful when tightening any kind of bolt in a hot aluminum head, you'll strip the head very easily when the aluminum is hot and soft.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:16 PM
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+1 .............Hot Torque
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:23 PM
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I use red loktite and tighten them after the engine is up to operating temp.

Haven't had one back out since doing this.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:29 PM
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try bigger headed bolts, washers and red locktite
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