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Old 06-27-2019, 11:23 PM
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Just use BLUE Loctite and be done with it.

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Old 06-27-2019, 11:36 PM
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Castle nuts and cotter pins. Nice and easy to use
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Old 06-28-2019, 10:01 AM
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Castle nuts and cotter pins. Nice and easy to use
Great if it was compatible with my engine "studs"
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Old 06-28-2019, 11:05 AM
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It honestly cannot be that hard to make castle nuts and a pin to work in any application. As long as there is room for the pin it'll work.
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Would a jamnut works for preventing loosening? And I'm not drilling the cotter pin hole...I'm looking for a simple solution this is a yard kart not an commerical airliner as JTSpeedDemon said. I'll probably end up with a lock washer and a locktite normal bolt when all is said and done. Gotta see what Ace Hardware has. Still haven't gone yet.
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On my drive wheel I have put a total of 12 lockwashers on since the sprocket bolts kept backing out. So I put 2 lockwashers on each sprocket bolt and one on each wheel nut. Haven't had a problem with them backing out since.
I haven't even needed Loctite, just goes to show how useful lockwashers are!
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BLUE LOCKTITE.....Is good enough....Not red.....
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Old 06-28-2019, 03:16 PM
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For me, Loctite is pretty much out of the equation on go karts/minibikes. Just not enough high stress applications on it anywhere to justify it. Whenever something does need to be tight, there's a documented or common sense torque value for it.

Remember the older manuals (or rule of thumb) for British or other motorcycles telling you to take your wrench and tighten all loose nuts and bolts before every ride? We need to be as vigilant.

I use Loctite for more delicate operations like rifle scope mounts and such....



It is possible the OP is working with some substandard fasteners that just won't stay tight no matter what he does. Or they're worn out or something.

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I stay away from Loctite mostly to avoid a mess later.
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BLUE LOCKTITE.....Is good enough....Not red.....
Well red if you want to tick someone off (it's pretty permanent).

As for jam nuts? Well they've been using those on suspension parts on vehicles for longer than I've been alive and as long as they are tight against the other, they usually tend to work quite well.
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Ya thats why I said... Gona need the torch...
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Old 06-28-2019, 05:56 PM
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Why the concern of making a mess with loctite?
Apply to fastener, let dry, assemble.
Unless using green wich is intended to be used on assembled fasteners. Then uhh,be careful. Lol.
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Commercial airline pilot, that's funnier than a stack of roosters right there. You know everyone on this thread started out with the simplest of lockwashers to the exotic of safety wire and nothing is good enough or will work for you. Your nuts are loose. Maybe you just need to go to the gym. Maybe if you tightened your nuts all the way they wouldn't come loose. I've honestly never had an issue with simple split lock washers or prevailing torque lock nuts, and those are the ones from the auto parts store. They been putting 'em on cars and stuff for years, go-karts too.

If I add in Hellion's theory of worn out nuts, to my theory of loose nuts, that means you have loose, worn out nuts...so you should buy some new nuts and washers...just don't touch Deez nuts!

---------- Post added at 12:06 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:02 AM ----------

Oh, and by the way, the thread was titled best engine bolts, but then it became special bolts that turned into nuts and studs...

Nuts and studs...go figure...where are the spunkbrothers and Hellion at when I need them...
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Old 06-28-2019, 11:34 PM
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Well come to think of it, you never want your nuts tight. You want them as loose as possible--preferably resting in a nice clean pair of boxers.

Stay away from the tighty style and you will definitely be more studly. Am I right?
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Okay now it's just getting nutty. Worse comes to worst, slap a lock washer, nyloc nut, red loctite and weld the nut to the bolt. If that S.O.B still comes loose, then I'm at a loss.
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Apparently only a few bolts came loose, I tightened the crap out of it and retensioned the chain and I'll see if they come loose again.
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