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Offline HAMSTER

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HELP WITH LOCKTITE BOLTS
« on: October 26, 2019, 04:55:11 pm »
Need some tips please :-[
My rims were changed by the dealership and I saw them using the red locktite on the bolts that holds the ABS pick-up on the disks.The bolts uses a T25 torx bit.
I am so scared of stuffing up the bolts when trying to loosen them.
Should I be worried or is there a way they will come out again?
 

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Re: HELP WITH LOCKTITE BOLTS
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2019, 04:57:35 pm »
Need some tips please :-[
My rims were changed by the dealership and I saw them using the red locktite on the bolts that holds the ABS pick-up on the disks.The bolts uses a T25 torx bit.
I am so scared of stuffing up the bolts when trying to loosen them.
Should I be worried or is there a way they will come out again?
Heat them up a bit. Try hairdryer, the red loctite is quite strong otherwise a heatgun?

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Re: HELP WITH LOCKTITE BOLTS
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2019, 05:23:03 pm »
Forget the hairdryer, get a cheapish heat gun, get it very warm, warmer the better then attack it, the loctite softens at about 120C plus and it will loosen. Forcing it you will just strip the threads out.  :sip:
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Re: HELP WITH LOCKTITE BOLTS
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2019, 05:30:22 pm »
Really not an application for the red imho. The necessity to heat it to loosen (280C +) also runs the risk of damaging the pickup. Not sure what they were thinking?
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Re: HELP WITH LOCKTITE BOLTS
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2019, 05:43:08 pm »
To keep the heat really local heat up a torx driver with gas till red hot.  Poke it into the torx on the bike.  Keep it there a short while then remove & loosen the now hot torx in the bike with another cold torx driver.
 

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Re: HELP WITH LOCKTITE BOLTS
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2019, 05:59:34 pm »
Just remember, that sometimes when bolts are heated, they tend to strip when your taking them out.
 

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Re: HELP WITH LOCKTITE BOLTS
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2019, 07:28:04 pm »
Just remember, that sometimes when bolts are heated, they tend to strip when your taking them out.

Unfortunately only heat will soften red Loktite, but true the molecular structure of the steel is weakened as well.
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Re: HELP WITH LOCKTITE BOLTS
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2019, 08:14:04 pm »
Verstaan ook nie hoekom dit gebruik is nie.
Miskien moet ek ma terugvat en hulle self dit weer los maak. :xxbah:
 

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Re: HELP WITH LOCKTITE BOLTS
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2019, 08:47:51 pm »
Verstaan ook nie hoekom dit gebruik is nie.
Miskien moet ek ma terugvat en hulle self dit weer los maak. :xxbah:

If it is the ABS ring then I am sure with a bit of heat it will come off fine.
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Re: HELP WITH LOCKTITE BOLTS
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2019, 08:53:41 pm »
Verstaan ook nie hoekom dit gebruik is nie.
Miskien moet ek ma terugvat en hulle self dit weer los maak. :xxbah:

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Re: HELP WITH LOCKTITE BOLTS
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2019, 10:13:03 pm »
Use a small blow torch directly on the bolt.  After maybe 10 sec the Loctite will smoke.  Loosen immediately.  Its not a big deal.
 

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Re: HELP WITH LOCKTITE BOLTS
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2019, 07:48:51 am »
Forget all you ever heard about heating the bolt / nut. This is why god invented the impact wrench. Use it on a fairly low torque setting for a few seconds. Then up the torque a bit and your fasteners will glide out.
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Re: HELP WITH LOCKTITE BOLTS
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2019, 08:34:08 am »
Forget all you ever heard about heating the bolt / nut. This is why god invented the impact wrench. Use it on a fairly low torque setting for a few seconds. Then up the torque a bit and your fasteners will glide out.

... along with stripped and broken bolts. God invented the impact wrench for lazy Yanks.  >:D
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Re: HELP WITH LOCKTITE BOLTS
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2019, 01:09:12 pm »
called a rattle gun here in Australia. I only connected the name and the tool when I had to use a five foot bar to undo my trailer wheel nuts.
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