thread sealant
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread:
thread sealant

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Concord, CA
    Posts
    939

    Default thread sealant

    What do you guys use to seal the threads to avoid milkshake? I'm talking head bolts and rocker stands.

    I've been using ultra copper on studs, with mixed results.

    In a jet boat. I do have a pressure blowbye to bring down the block pressure. I've tried restrictions but don't like low flow at idle.

    Jerry

  2. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    MANTECA
    Posts
    511

    Default sealant

    Have you tried he ARP thread sealant? I have had good luck with it and you might find it at Morgans.

  4. #3
    Senior Member 67weiman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Surprise, AZ
    Posts
    985

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdog:3040089
    Have you tried he ARP thread sealant? .
    X2. That is what I have always used without problems.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Or Seth, either one Budweiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Tower Park Resort, Lodi, CA
    Posts
    3,270

    Default

    G'mornin Jerry

    I've always used this stuff without issue. Couldn't tell ya if it's the best stuff to use or if there's any reason not to use it, just that I've had satisfactory results.


  7. #5
    Senior Member jockorace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Whitewright, TX
    Posts
    3,359

    Default

    x 2 on the Permatex. Jocko

  8. #6
    Distinguished Member David 519's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NorCal
    Posts
    5,768

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdog View Post
    Have you tried he ARP thread sealant? I have had good luck with it and you might find it at Morgans.
    Yup good stuff. I think its just Teflon paste relabled for ARP and available at most plumbing stores.
    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    ....... David 519 is 100% correct........

    Quote Originally Posted by fuelinmyveins82 View Post
    .....I think people forget that racing is supposed to fun. Losing shouldn't be discouraging it should motivate you work on your pile to make it faster.....

  9. #7
    gn7
    gn7 is offline
    Senior Member gn7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    25,975

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by David 519 View Post
    Yup good stuff. I think its just Teflon paste relabled for ARP and available at most plumbing stores.
    I tried them all including the pipe sealants like Recto Seal 5, and they are all like Permatex's Teflon.
    ARP's stuff is different. They all seem to work pretty well but the ARP is just a little better. Its all I use on a head studs now.



    100% free webcam site! | Awesome chicks and it is absolutely free! | Watch free live sex cam - easy as 1-2-3
    Last edited by gn7; 03-27-2014 at 10:47 AM.

  10. #8
    Senior Member wizbang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Kent, WA
    Posts
    1,486

    Default

    I use Teflon paste. The data logger shows 68 lbs of water pressure at the 130 area, no leaks !

  11. #9
    Distinguished Member David 519's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NorCal
    Posts
    5,768

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang View Post
    I use Teflon paste. The data logger shows 68 lbs of water pressure at the 130 area, no leaks !
    Holy crap, I knew force fed pushed a LOT of water through, but didn't think it was that much!! What size line and what style pick up you guy's using? We know our pump is only about 25 lbs but we'll be running force fed this season in the drag boat and definitely don't want the chiller to see that much pressure!!
    We use -10 with only about 3/8" on the long side of an angle cut that's flush with the bottom of the plate in the front. Just got another pick up from Bergeron and it's got about a 1/2" hole facing forward. I'm thinking I'm gonna cut it off but trying to decide if I'm going to make it like the other or....
    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    ....... David 519 is 100% correct........

    Quote Originally Posted by fuelinmyveins82 View Post
    .....I think people forget that racing is supposed to fun. Losing shouldn't be discouraging it should motivate you work on your pile to make it faster.....

  12. #10
    Senior Member SoldHondaBoughtHondo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Lake Havasu az.
    Posts
    4,318

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jockorace View Post
    x 2 on the Permatex. Jocko
    X 2X2 That's about the same stuff GM used to sell as thread sealer and the same stuff i use on the head gaskets i have re-used 6 times.
    "A liberal paradise would be a place where everybody has
    guaranteed employment, free comprehensive healthcare, free
    education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free
    utilities, and only law enforcement has guns. And believe it or
    not, such a place does, indeed, exist: It's called prison."

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio
    Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

  13. #11
    Senior Member wizbang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Kent, WA
    Posts
    1,486

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by David 519 View Post
    Holy crap, I knew force fed pushed a LOT of water through, but didn't think it was that much!! What size line and what style pick up you guy's using? We know our pump is only about 25 lbs but we'll be running force fed this season in the drag boat and definitely don't want the chiller to see that much pressure!!
    We use -10 with only about 3/8" on the long side of an angle cut that's flush with the bottom of the plate in the front. Just got another pick up from Bergeron and it's got about a 1/2" hole facing forward. I'm thinking I'm gonna cut it off but trying to decide if I'm going to make it like the other or....
    A single # 10 line feeds the engine. The pick up is on the cav plate, # 10 fitting through the plate , cut off on an angle. The bottom is open, no cup facing forward ?

    I have since changed the incoming line setup and added a Tee to bypass the extra water outside before the block. This dump line has a 17# check valve to keep the block loaded , but, increase the water temp from 100 degrees to 180 degrees. We couldn't get the oil to warm up. It was always within a couple degrees of the water temp.. ( Bypass is a # 8 Enderle brass can, I could change the spring easily and I had it in the tool box )

    I'd warm the oil up in the dry sump tank , but, as soon as the boat left the ramp, the oil was right back to the water temp. The bypass fixed that. Now the oil is 190 degrees for the whole race.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PU Fitting.jpg 
Views:	29 
Size:	14.5 KB 
ID:	504497   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PU Hose.jpg 
Views:	41 
Size:	17.0 KB 
ID:	504505  

  14. #12
    gn7
    gn7 is offline
    Senior Member gn7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    25,975

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SoldHondaBoughtHondo View Post
    X 2X2 That's about the same stuff GM used to sell as thread sealer and the same stuff i use on the head gaskets i have re-used 6 times.
    #3 Permatex is CLOSE, buts not the same. For bolts, I prefer the GM sealer, for studs I prefer ARP Teflon. GM uses the sealer for bolts from the factory, and torque specs are based using the sealer or something similar like Permatex #3. The Teflon is slick enough to throw off the torque spec.
    The GM sealer is hands down the best shim head gasket sealer made, and not a bad sealer for copper/o ring gaskets.
    GM still sells the stuff, you just need to know the magic words.



    100% free webcam site! | Awesome chicks and it is absolutely free! | Watch free live sex cam - easy as 1-2-3
    Last edited by gn7; 03-28-2014 at 01:02 AM.

  15. #13
    Or Seth, either one Budweiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Tower Park Resort, Lodi, CA
    Posts
    3,270

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    GM still sells the stuff, you just need to know the magic words.
    Gimme some of that brown sticky stuff that comes in a can with a brush connected to the screw off lid, that you put on threads and gaskets please.

  16. #14
    gn7
    gn7 is offline
    Senior Member gn7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    25,975

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Budweiser View Post
    Gimme some of that brown sticky stuff that comes in a can with a brush connected to the screw off lid, that you put on threads and gaskets please.
    You'd be surprised how few dealers know it even exists. Few stock it any more. GM hasn't used the stuff on the line or service for years. Its all silicone based stuff now.
    I get it on line.



    100% free webcam site! | Awesome chicks and it is absolutely free! | Watch free live sex cam - easy as 1-2-3

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Tags for this Thread

Digg This Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95