Loctite BLUE

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by harleybiker, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. harleybiker

    harleybiker Member

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    I ordered and received Loctite BLUE,(the removeable one, not the permanent) to use on my oil drain plug after I change the oil. Should I or shouldn't I use it? Is it necessary or is the O-ring sufficent? Thanks.

    hb
     
  2. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't...best to use new o-ring, or thread tape...JMO.
     
  3. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    Im with the Iceman.......I use o-ring ...
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I have used loctite lock n seal with good results well i have not lost a drain plug and they do not drip oil
    Loctite 243 Lock Tools

    Brian
     
  5. Hoople

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    I have never seen loctite work well with oily threads,, and I am sure the female threads were covered in oil. (?)
     
  6. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    O-ring, tape and proper torque and you should be set.:D
     
  7. The Tourist

    The Tourist Banned

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    I could never understand why some automotive supplier didn't come out with Delrin drain plugs with "crush fit" threads.

    They wouldn't leak, they would be pennies to replace and they could never strip out anything.

    Granted, I'd never get rich building them, but I do have bags of money from modeling in GQ...
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Loctite does not work good for long periods of time with oily threads, New O ring and Permatex brush on teflon from Napa Good to go:s
     
  9. harley@16

    harley@16 Junior Member

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    Don't get the HD o-ring, you can buy the same thing from the other HD(Home Depot) and get 10 or more for the same $. the little tube of teflon goes a long way and works great.
     
  10. wilks3

    wilks3 Junior Member

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    I use a smaller O.D. O-ring, it fits the machined taper better and doesn't tear.

    Tourist, What month? :s

    wilks3
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