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    Posted: 15-March-2019 at 10:21AM
Hi,

I would like input on which accessory bolts to use Loctite or RTV (or nothing) on:

Alternator bolts, bracket bolts, pulley bolts
Power steering bolts, bracket bolts, pulley bolts
A/C Compressor bolts, bracket bolts, pulley bolts
Fan screws
Engine mounts
Transmission to engine flange bolts

Thanks!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aquartlow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-March-2019 at 11:06AM
If tightened/torqued correctly to spec, you shouldn't need anything. I have never used Lok-tite or RTV on any of those fasteners listed. Certainly not RTV and Lok-tite would give additional protection for a bolt/nut loosening, but would be an absolute PITA if wanting to remove the fasteners.  
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silicone or any trapped liquid/solid can 'hydraulic' and bust out the casting when you tighten the bolt

use the red sparingly!



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thanks for the input, both of you. that link is super helpful!

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