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    red or blue threaderlocker

    I have a little delema with my polaris virage.
    It seems that my bolts from the exhaust and the intake manifold
    with the engine vibration (asuming) seem to get loose.
    Ive been using threaderlocker blue by permetex in both of these ereas
    and was wondering . Should I be using threaderlocker red , or is there something way better to apply for better assureance .Every thing has been torqued to spec in accordance with the manuel.
    the engine mounts are properly torquet and the engine is also aligned
    thanks to BEERDART. That tool made it easy to align

    please advise to avoid a costly mistake
    thank you
    818rider


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    I would just use blue. Make sure the threads inside the block and on the bolts do not have any oil or fuel on them. That might be why they are getting loose.

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    I think the loctite brand works better than Permatex but like Kevin stated, make sure both surfaces are clean and free from oils, fuels etc. both surfaces need to be squeaky clean.

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    The bolts are coming loose because the spec is too low .Tighten them up as you normally would and all will be fine .Especially mount to engine bolts etc

    Bernie

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    Quote Originally Posted by 800AMSOIL4U View Post
    I would just use blue. Make sure the threads inside the block and on the bolts do not have any oil or fuel on them. That might be why they are getting loose.
    Run a tap thru them if possible. You wont get good torque values when the bolt is harder to spin in than w/ just finger strength.

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    Blue is the way to go. As if you use red it will be extreamly hard to get it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie View Post
    The bolts are coming loose because the spec is too low .Tighten them up as you normally would and all will be fine .Especially mount to engine bolts etc

    Bernie


    would you say an extra 5 pounds of torque on each bolt?

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    It is not an across the board value .I myself do them up so they don't come undone .It is a feel thing that you get from tightening up bolts for a living .General rule is tighten it up till it breaks and back it off 1/2 a turn .I think you know what I am getting at

    Cheers

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