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    Red Loctite not holding impeller boot in place...

    Hi Everyone, just wondering if anyone has tried JB weld instead of red Loctite for holding the impeller boot in place? Can't seem to keep the solas green aluminum boot from coming off or been having bad luck with the red Loctite for this issue..


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    I tried jb weld... it didn't work eventually what was done was took a file to the threads getting them square and a butt load of red locite no issues yet almost 1 yr

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackywacky067 View Post
    Hi Everyone, just wondering if anyone has tried JB weld instead of red Loctite for holding the impeller boot in place? Can't seem to keep the solas green aluminum boot from coming off or been having bad luck with the red Loctite for this issue..
    Red Locktite will work. Clean and Remove any Grease on the Threaded Lines on Both Parts. I use something like Carb cleaner to remove any Grease element left Behind. Also, Make sure the Locktite has Not Expired and Give it at least Overnight to Dry-Hardened.

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    Use a flathead screewdriver and a hammer and knick the threads on the Solas cone in a few spots. Then use red loc tite and tighten it in place. This will keep it from coming off.


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    If your engine to pump alignment is off, the nose cone will never stay in place!

    The other option is to run it without the nose cone, works just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlosdelgado View Post
    Red Locktite will work. Clean and Remove any Grease on the Threaded Lines on Both Parts. I use something like Carb cleaner to remove any Grease element left Behind. Also, Make sure the Locktite has Not Expired and Give it at least Overnight to Dry-Hardened.

    exactly this!

    Red loctite definitely works!
    But also use the factory rubber boot... it's way more tolerant of engine misalignment.

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    Use an anaerobic primer with the loctite. It makes all the difference.

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    I used Red Loctite once and had no problems,..
    Why are you bashing Red Loctite??
    Do you have any documentation of you using it properly ?
    Contact Torx Racing and ask what they use..--

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    JPR

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    Loctite between stainless and anodized aluminum parts with massive thread size? It will never fully cure.


    RTV, 4200 and if you never want to take it off 5200.

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