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Old 01-24-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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Anti-sieze on bolts?

I've heard a lot about bolts breaking on Jeeps and was curious if anyone ever put anti-sieze on their bolts after working on/installing stuff. We have pumps and othet things at work that soak in water and this stuff can be your best friend at times.

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Old 01-24-2012, 10:33 AM   #2
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I know better than not to use it on my jeep. I'd imagine 90% of people on here do as well knowing how smart they are

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Old 01-24-2012, 10:53 AM   #3
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Just be careful with the anti seize on high torque bolts. Anti seize acts as a lubricant and can allow a bolt to actually over torque.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:05 AM   #4
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:20 AM   #5
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Yeah, that is true. Whenever you oil/anti-seize/grease a fastener you should reduce the torque value by about 5-10%.

Having said that I only use anti seize on the rust prone areas like hubs, steering, u-bolts, spring eye bolts, etc. Luckily we don't have to deal with rust too much up here so it isn't an issue
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Well, so far the only debate I've seen is regarding spark plugs and over torquing when using anti-seize. Personally, I don't use a torque wrench on my spark plugs. I use the half-a-turn once seated method, which I believe wouldn't matter with anti-seize on them.

That's what I've found so far....before I got bored and hungry and stopped looking.
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Well, so far the only debate I've seen is regarding spark plugs and over torquing when using anti-seize. Personally, I don't use a torque wrench on my spark plugs. I use the half-a-turn once seated method, which I believe wouldn't matter with anti-seize on them.

That's what I've found so far....before I got bored and hungry and stopped looking.

You got it! One thing that always ticks me off is when I go to change plugs on a car for someone else or on a car I just purchased and the last person to do the plugs torqued them with a 5ft breaker bar being wielded by an 800lb silverback gorilla! Spark plugs do NOT need to be that stinking tight! Grrrr...and don't even ask me how many times I've had to pull a head for someone because they stripped the danged plug threads on an aluminum head!
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^ I used to replace the threads in heads with whats called a heli-coil. We'd have to drill out the spark plug hole and thread it for the heli-coil. Its the only option when you strip out a plug hole and cannot go bigger.

I always put a dab of grease on my sparkplug threads to help 'em from rusting in there. I also blow out the head with compressed air before I pull the plugs out to help keep gunk from falling into the cylinders. The spark plugs have a crush washer on them. That last half of a turn crushes the washer and seals it up perfect. However, if they are ever removed and reinstalled remember that you already crushed the crush washers so they'll feel different tightening down.
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I use marine grease on lug nuts and in a few other spots. I use blue locktite on the remaining 90%. The marine grease os left over from my boating days. The blue locktite was bought in bulk back when I used to race CR500Rs, which vibrated apart if not nearly 100% locktited.
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I thought about when looking at my rear bumper (going to take it off and paint it, little rust), and wondered "Why not put anti-seize on there so it's not so hard to take them back off if I need to?". I asked a guy at work (non-jeep owner but a "car-guy") and he didn"t think it was a great idea. Should have just consulted the wise forums first.
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I thought about when looking at my rear bumper (going to take it off and paint it, little rust), and wondered "Why not put anti-seize on there so it's not so hard to take them back off if I need to?". I asked a guy at work (non-jeep owner but a "car-guy") and he didn"t think it was a great idea. Should have just consulted the wise forums first.
I would def use it on a bumper or accessory bolt(s)
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:05 PM   #12
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in the rust belt, use it on every bolt you ever want to get out again
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:12 AM   #13
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Anti-seize is great stuff, except that it seems to get on everything else in the neighborhood.

I use it on lug nuts and spark plugs, plus most other parts that get exposed to road-salt (like caliper mounting bolts).

Yes, it does lubricate, so you need to adjust torque settings. But it can make the difference between getting something apart, and just standing there cussing at it.
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But it can make the difference between getting something apart, and just standing there cussing at it.
That's what a guy at work said some time ago, and I figured it would it would carry over. Thanks everyone.

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