has anyone out in Z land tried this product to fix stripped threads? If so did the product allow torque to the advertised values?
For those who don't know the product you use a release agent on your fastner to allow removal after the loctite sets for 5 minutes. Full torque at 30 minutes the package says.
issue is whether to disassemble a project that will take a couple of hours to put in insert or to try a product that is useable with the parts put together... I agree if it was still assembled to do the helicoil deal.
i think i would get a couple pieces of Steel. Drill them out. use the locktite and then bolt them together and see what happens. If it works you now have a proven product. if it fails you saved the trouble of learning that after the fact.
I'll drill out the threads on a piece of scrap steel and apply product and then see what happens. The bolt in question is in stainless steel and the bolt is an m-8 with 12 lbs of torque. I'll see if it works and report back. This is an industrial product not seen in normal stores. I found at Grainger Co. Two part syringed epoxy... mix together fill hole or blind hole. Coat bolt with release agent and screw in by hand. Wait 5 minutes, remove fastener and wait 20 to 30 minutes. Loctite claims different torque values guaranteed, with higher inch lb ratings on bolts up to 1" diameter. I'll let you know. The actual project is a stainless steel valve cover on a project car I'm building. The hole is hidden so I do not want to take apart. I'll report back to you guys...
speednick have you used product? How close are there torque values? I have heard the product is good so I'll try it. Worse case is pull motor and start over with a helicoil. It was the last bolt I torqued too.
ugh...the release agent bottle top was loose in packaging and now after a week the compnay (loctite) is supposedly shipping me a relacement. They did not seem to understand the online ordering deal and the fact that a company in Denver, CO drop ships through Grainger in Fountain Head SC... Ugh I hate dealing with customer service! On another note, how long have you guys seen a car sit without running and the fuel injectors still be okay? Car never had ethanol in it...
I dug through snow in which only the roof of a ZX was visible in a junkyard that had been sitting for five years. Put in a battery and shot some starting fluid in it and it ran!! I don't recommend ether under normal circumstances, though. Carb cleaner works great with less potential for damage.