Wheel cylinder bolts

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lifefloat
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Wheel cylinder bolts

Post by lifefloat » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:43 pm

Okay...…….....maybe I deserve to be laughed at for this...….and I should have known better.

I just renewed my brake system on my 712. Not every single aspect of it, but a lot of new parts.

When I put it all back together I forgot to put Loctite on the bolts that secure the wheel cylinders. I should have known better as I suspected it was used on the old bolts that came out. (I used new bolts and washers)

I further confirmed the fact it is supposed to be used as I read the repair manual after I put it all together. After I put it together. duh

Okay quit laughing.

If anybody wishes to comment after you quit laughing please do.

Really I just want to have somebody tell me to re-do the oops mistake. And the reason why Loctite is used in this case.

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Re: Wheel cylinder bolts

Post by rmel » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:00 pm

Loctite is not absolutely necessary with a lock washer and torqued to specification.
It's more of a belt and suspenders thing.
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Re: Wheel cylinder bolts

Post by ChickenPinz » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:23 pm

Agreed. If you're really worried, you'd safety wire them, but I'm with rmel, with proper torque and lockwashers they're not going anywhere.
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Re: Wheel cylinder bolts

Post by lifefloat » Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:07 pm

Thanks for the replies.

It puts my mind at ease a bit.

I'm not an auto mechanic by trade. And I don't pretend to know everything. So glad this website exists for so many reasons

Probably time to donate $ again to the site on that note.

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