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PostSubject: Loctite Alternative?   Fri May 31, 2013 6:10 am

This follows-on from my "Deposit on Dipstick" thread but I wanted to give it a bit more prominence since I'll have to take a decision soon

I can't find Loctite 242 (to lock an oil pump sprocket) here so it'll have to be specially ordered and will probably end up well north of 20 quid. That's quite a lot for a one-off precautionary application.

Dunno what the shelf life is, but I'll bet the next time I want it it'll have gone off.

I can, however, get CARPLAN thread lock for a couple of quid

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but the technical description is rather lacking in detail. In particular, no temperature range is given.

Is this stuff likely to be adequate for use inside the sump?

I tried an enquiry to the info@tetrosyl address and got an error message. When I get time I'll re-activate my Skype account (havn't used it in years) and try phoning them.

Then I'll have to decide whether I believe them
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PostSubject: Re: Loctite Alternative?   Fri May 31, 2013 8:42 am

The problem is that there are a huge number of types of Loctite, all of which have different specifications and temperature range is only one of them. The only way to be sure the Carplan product is a suitable alternative is to obtain the FULL specification sheets for both that and the specific Loctite and compare them.

There are plecty available on ebay at sensible prices:

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If a particular Loctite type is specified by the engine manufacturer there is probably a reason for it.

I have no doubt that if you simply ask Carplan if their product is a suitable alternative the answer will be yes!!
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PostSubject: Re: Loctite Alternative?   Fri May 31, 2013 1:11 pm

Thanks.

After I posted I realised it was probably pointless phoning them, in fact worse than pointless, since it'd probably piss me off.

There's some Yamabond stuff that seems to be equivalent, so I'll have a look for that. Lots of Yamaha dealers here.
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