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      01-12-2012 04:36 PM #1
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      anybody use things like this? seems better than nord lock.

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      A lot of people use stage 8. Nothing compares if you don't want to vband then stage 8 is what you want
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      01-12-2012 06:34 PM #4
      those look nice, but i have no problem with Nordlocks and all-steel lock nuts personally. they dont come loose on my solid mounted car.

    5. 01-12-2012 07:50 PM #5
      I'm using S4 2.7T exhaust nuts with tapered washers from an Evo. Never had an issue in 4 years of use. I got both from the dealers, 7 nuts and washers were ~$20.
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      01-12-2012 08:44 PM #6
      i am all vband, but the manifold, tial gate and vband adapter flange will need bolts

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      01-12-2012 08:47 PM #7
      I've never had problems with even normal nuts. Over 2 years I've yet to have a nut work its way loose (knock on wood).
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      01-12-2012 11:46 PM #8
      go buy some exhaust repair putty, put a dab on each bolt. they will never come off unless you take them off. sold at autozone for about 6 bux. way easier than buying new hardware
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      01-13-2012 01:36 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Big_Tom View Post
      go buy some exhaust repair putty, put a dab on each bolt. they will never come off unless you take them off. sold at autozone for about 6 bux. way easier than buying new hardware
      Cool trick. This is going in the FAQ

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      01-13-2012 01:51 PM #10


      I just like the picture

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      01-13-2012 02:07 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by groggory View Post
      Cool trick. This is going in the FAQ

      Thanks G, I'll snap a pic or two of the kind i have and what it looks like after curing
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      01-13-2012 02:27 PM #12
      This is what I have. It came in a small bottle. All you do is stir it with something and apply. Put the cap back on when you're done and you'll have PLENTY for other jobs. I used a tiny amount. Says its good to 2000+ degrees as you can see. Mine has always held up fine and it does come off really easy with a tap or 2 from a flat head screwdriver and hammer. I've never had a problem removing it either.







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      01-13-2012 04:34 PM #13
      I had this same problem and bought stage 8 bolts like 3 years ago and no problems since then
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      01-13-2012 05:54 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Harry Sax View Post
      those look nice, but i have no problem with Nordlocks and all-steel lock nuts personally. they dont come loose on my solid mounted car.
      Nordlocks are what i use with no issues.

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      01-13-2012 09:16 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Big_Tom View Post
      This is what I have. It came in a small bottle. All you do is stir it with something and apply. Put the cap back on when you're done and you'll have PLENTY for other jobs. I used a tiny amount. Says its good to 2000+ degrees as you can see. Mine has always held up fine and it does come off really easy with a tap or 2 from a flat head screwdriver and hammer. I've never had a problem removing it either.







      You always seem to answer the questions, I have been looking for.. thank you

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      01-13-2012 09:20 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by seth_3515 View Post
      You always seem to answer the questions, I have been looking for.. thank you
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      01-14-2012 01:47 PM #17
      I like this exhaust repair goo bolt locker, cheap, simple, readily available and simple to apply.

      Might not look the best but its not a fashion show!

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      01-14-2012 01:59 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by flood514 View Post
      I like this exhaust repair goo bolt locker, cheap, simple, readily available and simple to apply.

      Might not look the best but its not a fashion show!
      i didn't feel like ordering fancy nuts/bolts. i needed something more conventional
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      01-15-2012 01:03 PM #19
      Do you put any on the threads? Seems like it would hold better that way then just dabbing some on the head. Idk about getting them back out then though :-P. Funny this came up, I just noticed mine are backing out again

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      01-15-2012 03:41 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by RadRacer513 View Post
      Do you put any on the threads? Seems like it would hold better that way then just dabbing some on the head. Idk about getting them back out then though :-P. Funny this came up, I just noticed mine are backing out again
      no i didnt put any on the threads, i dont think that would be wise
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    21. 03-15-2012 06:23 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Big_Tom View Post
      Thanks G, I'll snap a pic or two of the kind i have and what it looks like after curing
      Hell Yea!


      This is EXACTLY the solution I have been looking for I am going to give it a try. My bolts blow out

      REGULARLY with my ATP eliminator...it has a really poorly designed up pipe that REFUSES to stay locked down tight, and its always blowing turbo to manifold gaskets and smelling up my ride with exhaust fumes.

      I'm tired of bi weekly tightening sessions or Nightly tightening if Im racing the car. I tried lock tight....new bolts locking flanges, copper gasket maker... and was looking at nordlocks but this is readily available at my local auto parts store. So far NOTHING has worked to keep these fawkers from backing out!

      Going to pick some up and give it a try...I feel stupid I never thought about this yet, I was actually considering tac welding them LOL

      Will report back on how it holds up in a few months!

      Feeling pretty positive about it though!

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      03-15-2012 06:48 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by N20Fun View Post
      Hell Yea!


      This is EXACTLY the solution I have been looking for I am going to give it a try. My bolts blow out

      REGULARLY with my ATP eliminator...it has a really poorly designed up pipe that REFUSES to stay locked down tight, and its always blowing turbo to manifold gaskets and smelling up my ride with exhaust fumes.

      I'm tired of bi weekly tightening sessions or Nightly tightening if Im racing the car. I tried lock tight....new bolts locking flanges, copper gasket maker... and was looking at nordlocks but this is readily available at my local auto parts store. So far NOTHING has worked to keep these fawkers from backing out!

      Going to pick some up and give it a try...I feel stupid I never thought about this yet, I was actually considering tac welding them LOL

      Will report back on how it holds up in a few months!

      Feeling pretty positive about it though!
      i thought about tack welding mine 2, but i knew there had to be a better way.

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      I haven't touched my bolts in the last 3 months
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      03-24-2012 11:04 AM #23
      I am also having issues keeping the bolts on my frankenturbo tight. I recently replaced the two bolts that were accessable with harder bolts and nordlocks, and it seems like that isn't doing the trick either. Since I couldn't remove the bolt closest to the head without taking off the manifold, I tried the exhaust putty trick. After a few weeks it doesn't seem to have moved, and I think I am going to tighten up the bolts w/ nordlocks that I replaced one last time and use the exhaust putty on those.

      I'm really sick of this, so I hope the putty really works.

    24. 03-24-2012 11:36 AM #24
      My issues ceased once I got my BFI mounts on all three points. I was running the trans and dogbone mounts for a good 2-3 years and still had issues. Once I got the passenger mount in, they stopped loosening up. The mounts weren't even bad when they were replaced.

      Right now I'm just running a stud/nut with a nordlock with no issues.

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      Quote Originally Posted by STOICH View Post
      My issues ceased once I got my BFI mounts on all three points. I was running the trans and dogbone mounts for a good 2-3 years and still had issues. Once I got the passenger mount in, they stopped loosening up. The mounts weren't even bad when they were replaced.

      Right now I'm just running a stud/nut with a nordlock with no issues.
      yeah, having proper mounts does help out so much
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      03-30-2012 05:01 PM #26
      Well folks, I'm now officially a believer. After a week of driving, and I did my best to drive hard here and there, bolts have not moved and the putty is solid and holding strong. I would have had to tighten my bolts by now.

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      03-30-2012 05:59 PM #27
      Nice!
      I just switched to studs and nuts and put the putty on myself.

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      Quote Originally Posted by SB_GLI View Post
      Well folks, I'm now officially a believer. After a week of driving, and I did my best to drive hard here and there, bolts have not moved and the putty is solid and holding strong. I would have had to tighten my bolts by now.
      Quote Originally Posted by speed51133! View Post
      Nice!
      I just switched to studs and nuts and put the putty on myself.
      Good $hit Guys! I haven't touched mine in months
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      03-30-2012 07:35 PM #29
      im happy i saw this, i have a slight exhaust manifold to head leak like a pinhole this should work great

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      03-30-2012 08:55 PM #30
      im sorry but the whole exhaust putty on the bolts just looks hillbilly. why not upgrade the hardware....if you can afford going bt $50 shouldn't break the bank.

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      03-30-2012 08:56 PM #31
      I just dropped some permatex high temp thread sealant on my bolts. It's been a couple of weeks now and they are still snug
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      03-31-2012 01:50 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Big_Tom View Post
      go buy some exhaust repair putty, put a dab on each bolt. they will never come off unless you take them off. sold at autozone for about 6 bux. way easier than buying new hardware
      I'll be doing this same thing Tom. Like the idea and didn't want to drive to fastenal to buy nordlocks
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    34. 03-31-2012 05:48 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by SB_GLI View Post
      Well folks, I'm now officially a believer. After a week of driving, and I did my best to drive hard here and there, bolts have not moved and the putty is solid and holding strong. I would have had to tighten my bolts by now.


      Agreed....my exhaust putty is still holding tight so I assume that means the bolts havent moved either... so far so good. Will keep this thread updated over the next few months.

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      03-31-2012 06:22 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by BMP20th View Post
      im sorry but the whole exhaust putty on the bolts just looks hillbilly. why not upgrade the hardware....if you can afford going bt $50 shouldn't break the bank.
      just because we have $50 doesn't mean we want to spend it on some fancy fasteners that still dont work half the time.... hillbilly eh? hmmm

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      I just dropped some permatex high temp thread sealant on my bolts. It's been a couple of weeks now and they are still snug
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      I'll be doing this same thing Tom. Like the idea and didn't want to drive to fastenal to buy nordlocks
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      Agreed....my exhaust putty is still holding tight so I assume that means the bolts havent moved either... so far so good. Will keep this thread updated over the next few months.
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