Originally Posted by Jim Cate
Agreed. If the bolt must be adjusted/removed regularly, then blue loctite is appropriate.
But it seems that the leakage isn't around the threads as I had thought, but from a gasketed joint that the bolt helps hold tight, so that the loctite won't do the job anyway.
Drat, and I guess I'm glad to have a Kubota based engine!
Actually the leak I have is where the bolt passes thru the outside of the casting, after passing thru the water
jacket. I have no problem with the threads or gasket
. It's just that the head
of the bolt pushing against the adjust arm is what keeps the water
This is why I recommend a stud and nut. The stud can be sealed (with sealant) to the casting, where it passes thru the casting, once it's tight (even with or w/o locktite on the threads) and the nut can either be loose or tight w/o any water leaking out...... Just that simple. No fuss, no muss just need a stud that will not rust.