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Console [ENGINE GIRDLE] sealing - do it again?

Old 12-14-2018, 03:02 AM

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Originally Posted by KenRudd View Post
^^^This may be the most valuable phrases in the entire thread. If you are like me, you would be asking yourself "Did it take too long?", and you would not know until you fire up the motor, many labor hours later, when it's too late. But, based on above, at least you have a benchmark for some confidence.

Great pick-up of this detail! This is exactly how I measure success or failure. I lay everything out....washers, nuts, bolts, sockets, electric screw guns to "run" the hardware down quickly, torque wrench, and a set of hearing protector (which tells everyone in the shop to not bother me with questions, right now.) I do this entire job, as fast as possible....and immediately wipe the excess Loctite off on the outside. If any of that turns pink and hard....back apart it comes and I do it over, with a new bottle of Loctite and a new roller.

I "paid my dues" long before I messed around with 928 engines. 911 engines are really "fiddly" with the case hardware....O-rings on both sides of the 11 through bolts, O-rings under the oil cooler on the 10mm studs. It was super common to have the Loctite "go off" before you started to tighten the 8mm perimeter bolts. Even with 2 people, you could run into "hard and pink". A "trick" I used on those engines was to snug down the 8mm hardware first, which squeezed out the Loctite around the perimeter.

Works really well on 928 engines, also.

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