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    Loctite on pump bolts, or anti-seize (with frequent checks!)?

    I just went through the hassle of trying to extract a broken pump bolt, and ultimately I ended up replacing the pump base. I know the manual calls for loctite, but since this broken bolt issue seems to be pretty common (another new post today), do you think it would be better on older skis to reassemble the pump with anti-seize and just frequently check the bolts for tightness? In other wet/dirty applications (e.g., dirt bikes) I rarely use loctite, but I have a regular torque-checking procedure I follow after rides and before races.


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    I never had one of those bolts ever get loose. I would do as you said and apply anti-seize. esspecially in salt water. Then just check them every once in a while.

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    anti seize they will not come loose that way they come out again later

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    I agree on never seize. I had one break on a ski i bought that didn't have anti seize or loctite. The dis-similar metals in the aluminum base and stainless bolt cause galling which will lock them together and then you're done. Never seize will prevent the galling.

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    General rule if it get hot or wet anti-seize. All others loc-tite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    General rule if it get hot or wet anti-seize. All others loc-tite.
    With that general rule, would you anti-seize the head bolts or loc-tite them?

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    Loc-tite the head is water cooled..
    Quote Originally Posted by Derwood98 View Post
    With that general rule, would you anti-seize the head bolts or loc-tite them?

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    +1 on anti seize

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    Absolutely Anti Seize

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    I'm not sure about skis, but I would never use loctite on a motorcycle head (2 or $ stroke). It's really important to get a a good torque value on all bolts, which would just about be impossible with gummed up threads. I normally just use oil, and I never had a head bolt come loose in 30+ years of motorcycle wrenching. But...if there is something different about PWC head bolts, I would like to know!!!!
    Last edited by rpt50; 07-09-2011 at 05:27 PM. Reason: info

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