cam chest bolts

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Billbo, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Billbo

    Billbo Junior Member

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    All, I have removed the cam cover for tensioner inspection, do I need to use any type of thread compound on the 10 allen bolts when reinstalling them?

    Thanks
    Bill
     
  2. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Your not planning to do anything there soon, I find a dot of Blue lock-tight does the trick... Just a little on the clean dry thread end of bolt and it will hold..

    i have gone without the lock-tight here and I have Never had a bolt come loose.
    Just make sure you torque properly and use a torque wrench..

    I usually stay to lighter side of the torque called out for on the outside cover..I use 125 inch lbs. I also have reused the gasket 4 time now it will be #5.. NO leaks

    150 inch lbs on the Cam-plate and only 40 inch lbs on the oil pump.

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Bill, as an alternative you can use antisieze on the bolts. It will fill in the threads and make removal easier next time, remember that lubricated threads are torqued to a different value:s