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Old 30-08-2016, 19:34   #1
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Corrode heat exchanger bolts


I have a Yanmar 3JH5E with heat exchanger end cap bolts corroded & unable to be removed.

After drilling out & retapping, should I replace with 316 SS bolts (installing with TefGel) or should I use standard bolts?

Any input will be appreciated


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Old 31-08-2016, 15:28   #2
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Re: Corrode heat exchanger bolts

I would use standard plated bolts and coat the threads with Neversieze or similar product. Those products lube and protect the threads. I use it anywhere corrosion/heat is a problem like sewage, salt water or exhaust manifolds. When assembling an engine, I use it on outside threads where rust might be a problem. I have removed bolts from large submerged sewage pumps that were treated with neversieze and the threads were like new while the bolt heads were almost gone.
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