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Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:13 pm

I seized my TS1 a couple of weeks ago and have recently rebuilt it. Since the rebuild it has been running rubbish and today I have found the cause, the stator had worked itself loose, and I mean loose, the three Allen bolts were virtually out. I did use a loctite type stuff from Halfords but obviously either it was no good or I didn't use enough? I am realising that most of my issues of late have come about because of things getting loose. My question is, which is the best Loctite to use? One that will handle a bit of heat? Tia :D
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Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:59 am

Torque wrench?

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Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:24 am

alanscottj wrote:I seized my TS1 a couple of weeks ago and have recently rebuilt it. Since the rebuild it has been running rubbish and today I have found the cause, the stator had worked itself loose, and I mean loose, the three Allen bolts were virtually out. I did use a loctite type stuff from Halfords but obviously either it was no good or I didn't use enough? I am realising that most of my issues of late have come about because of things getting loose. My question is, which is the best Loctite to use? One that will handle a bit of heat? Tia :D
I always use "Loctite" blue on all my threads and I've never had any come loose.Make sure you use the "real" stuff.

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Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:54 am

HxPaul wrote:
alanscottj wrote:I seized my TS1 a couple of weeks ago and have recently rebuilt it. Since the rebuild it has been running rubbish and today I have found the cause, the stator had worked itself loose, and I mean loose, the three Allen bolts were virtually out. I did use a loctite type stuff from Halfords but obviously either it was no good or I didn't use enough? I am realising that most of my issues of late have come about because of things getting loose. My question is, which is the best Loctite to use? One that will handle a bit of heat? Tia :D
I always use "Loctite" blue on all my threads and I've never had any come loose.Make sure you use the "real" stuff.

Thanks mate, I'll have a look on line for the 'real' stuff :D
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Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:29 am

Timbo wrote:Torque wrench?
I have one for the biggerv things, cylinder head etc, but not for the small bolts, like the stator nuts etc. Having a look now on line for a smaller torque wrench :D
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Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:05 pm

Loctite 243.

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Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:35 pm

psychedelicropcircle wrote:Loctite 243.
I think I got 242 :?:
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Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:17 pm

I'd be checking the crank for true as well.

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Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:20 pm

Also, it's no good putting Loctite on dirty treads, use brake or carb cleaner to clean the bolts and threads in the case and allow to dry before applying the threadlock.

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Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:23 pm

wack 63 wrote:I'd be checking the crank for true as well.
With some ingenuity and a dial gauge it is quite possible to do this with the engine insitu with the gauge pointer running on the outer end of the taper.

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