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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:19 pm 
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hey all

simple question - can tailshaft bolts be reused safetly?

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:22 pm 
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well.. myth busters used an old tail shaft from a 70's car and angle grinded 70% of the way thru the uni joint and it wouldnt snap by jamming it in reverse at 35mph..

not sure if that helps you ;)

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:33 pm 
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yeah shouldn't have any problem reusing them. Personally I put loctite on them.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:47 pm 
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The old bolts can be used but must apply loctite, i think the torque is 70nm.
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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:01 pm 
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The rumour is that they are supposed to have a special coating on them. But like the guys said loctite is commonly used with the old bolts (not sure if this is officially safe or not). Just a word of warning though. My mates dad used loctite in his ef when re-using the bolts. I was giving my mate a hand a few months after dropping the tailshaft out to drop his gearbox, and f**k, those bolts were so tight. We had to actually jimmy the ratchet against the ground and use the ground against the movement of the ratchet to get them off. Not fun!

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:03 pm 
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Yeah just use a medium strength nut lock.
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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:04 pm 
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there's different grade strengths of loctite

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:14 pm 
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twr7cx wrote:
there's different grade strengths of loctite

Like he said.. The real stuff stuff grades aren't meant to be undone.
Use a grade that's meant to come off again.

Wade though here and you'll find what's best
http://www.loctite.com.au/int_henkel/lo ... /index.cfm
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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:25 am 
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safe to reuse the bolts as said, use loctite.

They're not 'torque to yield' bolts (like the head bolts).

 

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