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 Post subject: Re: Locktite on BBM bolt
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:32 pm 
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actually i found that all the bbm bolts are loctited from factory..
i found this when i removed the bbm from my au engine to fit the el bbm..
not the easiest to undo.. :evil:
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 Post subject: Re: Locktite on BBM bolt
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:00 pm 
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The hex heads bolts holding the top of the BBM to the lower section are real pricks too.

I picked up a full inlet manifold - top and bottom section for my BA XR6 - I have polished up the top section and now have the daunting task of taking the old one out of the car, and fitting back the new polished one. There are two in particular at the back on the engine size that my socket is too big to get too - need a long shaft hex key and hope like hell I don'strip the bolt....

 

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 Post subject: Re: Locktite on BBM bolt
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:51 pm 
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I honestly don't get why somethings have locktite applied at all. If they are torqued to the right nm it should be fine.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Locktite on BBM bolt
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:13 pm 
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Froudey wrote:
I honestly don't get why somethings have locktite applied at all. If they are torqued to the right nm it should be fine.


specially with ally coz it stretches and holds the bolt. but still even at the rate my bf idles sometimes they're subject to alot of harsh vibration.'NVH' will also loosen things.and to add to that the fine condition of all and every road in aus being collectively ROOTED doesnt help. the roads around here destry me and my ea (read: too stiff)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Locktite on BBM bolt
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:15 pm 
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i can understand using them on the manifold bolts..
look at alot of the idling issues with e series are leaking manifold gaskets from loose bolts..
nearly every e series i have owned has had loose manifold bolts at some stage..
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 Post subject: Re: Locktite on BBM bolt
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:03 pm 
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Whose stupid idea at Ford was it to put locktite on a the bolt underneath the back of the BBM that braces to the block? What a f**k that guy is. :evil: Two hours it took to get it undone. There's no room to swing a spanner so from underneath I got a ratchet spanner onto it. I was able to move it one click at a time but it wasn't easy. Then of course the head of the bolt stripped. Tried to undo it from the other end of the brace, the bolt wont come all the way out because of the starter motor. So I try to undo the starter motor but I can't for the life of me get any access to the top bolt. There is wiring and piping every because of the LPG injection so you can't see or get to squat. I end up trying to cut the stripped bolt but that takes 20 mins to get less than half way through. So I then cut the brace. That was easier but f**k! Boy am I rooted. And to top it all off, once I released the fuel lines I had a bath in fuel. So my right arm is red raw and I stick to high heaven. 4 hours of work, 4 bolts undone, a bunch of wiring removed and a bath in fuel, what a C*** of a day!



And suddenly we realize why it cost what it does to have a mechanic work on your car.........

 

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 Post subject: Re: Locktite on BBM bolt
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:15 pm 
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:D yes they can be a pain--until you learn to use small blowtorch $14 on them for a couple of seconds-- they then undo very easily. 8-)
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Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:50 am 
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ashcook wrote:
Whose stupid idea at Ford was it to put locktite on a the bolt underneath the back of the BBM that braces to the block? What a f**k that guy is. :evil: Two hours it took to get it undone. There's no room to swing a spanner so from underneath I got a ratchet spanner onto it. I was able to move it one click at a time but it wasn't easy. Then of course the head of the bolt stripped. Tried to undo it from the other end of the brace, the bolt wont come all the way out because of the starter motor. So I try to undo the starter motor but I can't for the life of me get any access to the top bolt. There is wiring and piping every because of the LPG injection so you can't see or get to squat. I end up trying to cut the stripped bolt but that takes 20 mins to get less than half way through. So I then cut the brace. That was easier but f**k! Boy am I rooted. And to top it all off, once I released the fuel lines I had a bath in fuel. So my right arm is red raw and I stick to high heaven. 4 hours of work, 4 bolts undone, a bunch of wiring removed and a bath in fuel, what a C*** of a day!



And suddenly we realize why it cost what it does to have a mechanic work on your car.........


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 Post subject: Re: Locktite on BBM bolt
Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:38 pm 
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i just did mine .
stand on the left engine mount and put your rachet and hand down the drivers side of the map sensor.
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