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Old 01-26-2010, 07:17 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by KhaoSanMan
After talking to my local mechanic, I am left with the question...

why take off the nuts every year to add anti-seize?

wouldn't this just add to the number of times that the threads could get boogered?

why not just wait until you NEED to take them off and deal with cutting them then?

I guess at 30$ each they are not cheap, and preventative maintenance is a good thing in that sense. I however, have yet to take them off once and therefore am wondering what's the point if I have to take a risk just to prevent exactly what I am risking?
I agree. They do need anti-sieze but I wouldnt take them off unless I had to - you can get a bit of thread breaking away at any stage causing the problem. They are also not always a problem to get off. I recently found that with a heat gun I was able to get a pair off that had been in place for about 30 years (1975 R90S)
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