[LCML] Of gasket compounds and anti-seize compound
jeffzepp at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 20 19:19:21 CDT 2011
Steven Helmreich wrote:
>This is the same reason I put anti-seize compound on every bolt and nut on my vehicles. After owning my '78 FJ for 20 years, I'm re-replacing worn out parts, and find it a real treat to have the nut just spin right off, no matter how harsh the environment. I'm paying it forward - to myself!
I don't use anti-seize on every single one, but I do on a lot. Especially stuff like wheel studs. One caveat to using it is that when a specific torque is applicable, you must use lower torque than non-lubricated fasteners. In fact the Machinery's Handbook torque charts show lubricated versus non-lubricated torque specs for different thread sizes and bolt grades. Lubricated is always lower torque to get the same tension.
Kittredge CO USA
1971 & 1976 FJ40s, 1978 FJ45
Rising Sun 4WD Club, TLCA #4063
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