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Old 04-09-2008, 02:58 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Hair
Our friends at BMW have concerns about using anti-seize on torqued bolts. Their concern is that any lubricant that is applied could mess-up the torque values.

I guess that inner thread friction affects torque values.
As far as I recall the BMW issue was related to rear wheel nuts. There were a couple of instances in the UK of wheels coming loose while the bike was being ridden
I don't remember if this was caused by the bolts coming loose due to the anti-sieze, or if lubricating the threads caused them to be overtightened and then shearing...
As far as cam bolts are concerned I just put a drop of engine oil on the thread - no problems with them coming loose, or siezing in place.
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