Can I use assembly lube on head bolts?
If it is blind then yes you can use oil, I typically use something like Ultra Slick or Red Line assembly lube when I’m putting an engine back together. Be sure you also lube the underside of the bolt head as well as the threads.
What can I use instead of ARP Lube?
Can I use Loctite or any thread locker instead of ARP Ultra-Torque assembly lube? Yes, you can. Some engine builders use blue Loctite on the stud end that goes into the block.
How long does assembly lube last?
73 days with a temp of 73 degrees and 23% humidity at sea level. Calculation based on royal purple assy lube 24 oz tube. You can deduct 2.6 days for every 1000 ft of elevation.
Should I use anti seize on head bolts?
There is one time you should always use anti-seize when torquing cylinder head bolts: when it’s a diesel engine. As a rule, you need to chase both the male and female threads and use anti-seize on diesel engines.
Should I oil new head bolts?
To ensure accurate torque values and to avoid cracking the cylinder block, clean any dust, dirt, oil and fluid from the cylinder block head bolt holes before installing the new head gasket and head bolts. Never lubricate the head bolts with a friction-modified oil.
How many times can you reuse ARP head studs?
Generally bolts/studs that have a specific torque value to tighten to are reuseable, but bolts that you torque then turn an extra 1/4 turn or a number of degrees are torque to yield bolts and shouldn’t be reused more than once.
What do ARP head studs do?
They are in the business of making ultra-strong fasteners specifically designed to keep all off you expensive engine parts from flying apart. If ARP bolts can hold together 3,000-hp top fuel engines, we’re pretty sure they can hold your high-performance street engine together.
Does assembly lube go bad?
Absolutely not! Chemical products do indeed have a shelf life. Paying attention to expiration dates helps ensure you are using products at their peak performance levels for optimal results.
What is the purpose of Engine Assembly Lube?
Assembly lube’s purpose is to provide the initial lubrication during the startup of the engine. The lube is designed to work in conjunction with standard engine oil and provide a more robust protective barrier around the metal components during startup.
Should I replace my head bolts when replacing head gasket?
Torque to yield bolts are intended for one time use. Reusing them can lead to failing to torque the head to specification and breaking the bolt. Head bolts should be replaced when you change the head gasket to prevent bolt failure.
Do 5.3 head bolts need sealant?
Registered. Nothing needs to be applied to the threads on the cylinder head bolts unless it comes with something on them. The application of sealant to head bolts is only required when the threads in the block are in a water jacket.
What Lube to use for ARP studs?
Must have, works, and THE lube to use for ARP studs. This is the 1st time I have used the ARP assy lube and the bolts I have used it on tighten much better than just plain oil, great product. Apparently the highest rated “Torque Assembly Lube”.
Is Arp fastener assembly lubricant Universal?
This product is universal and applies to all vehicles. Assembly Lube; Ultra Torque; 20 Ounce; ARP Ultra-Torque (R) fastener assembly lubricant has been specifically designed to reduce tension pre-load scatter and eliminate the need to cycle high performance engine fasteners before final installation.
What is Arp Ultra-Torque 10 oz?
ARP Ultra-Torque 10 oz. Brush-top Bottle gets you within 5% of the required pre-load on the first pull and stays consistent with each subsequent cycle – race prep, machining, pre-assembly and final assembly! ARP Ultra-Torque is Specifically designed as a fastener assembly lubricant for high performance engines
Why are head studs and bolts so strong?
Today’s critical – head studs and bolts, main studs and bolts, and driveline – have been designed stronger than ever before to handle the extreme loads. As a results, installation pre-loads – the amount the fastener is stretched during installation – are very high.