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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    Anti-seize or Thread locker ?

    I thought this is the kind of question that should be part of the "Restoration" forum but when I have posted there I have been told to post in our Spridget Forum so here goes:

    I'm starting to work on the engine (1098) and transmission and want to know if there is a "rule of thumb" concerning which bolts and/or nuts should one use a thread locker and which an anti-seize product? I understand that bolts you imagine you will be removing in the future may need some anti-seize and those you want to be more sure will not work their way out might need thread locker but... any guidance on this subject?
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    Re: Anti-seize or Thread locker ?

    No Loctite on any rod, main, head or similar fasteners. You can lube them with oil or assembly lube but read up on how to adjust the torque when lubricant is on the threads.

    Loctite sparingly on things like pan bolts, timing chain covers, etc.

    Anti-Seize on things that get wet... like thermostat housing studs.
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    Re: Anti-seize or Thread locker ?

    Thanks Doug!
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