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Lock washer vs flat washer vs none


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I am wondering on when to use lock washer or when to use flat washer in most parts overall. (am doing engine overhaul and front end work now.)

Thanks-

Jim

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Guest Anonymous

Well,

First of all, you should always us a washer, it allows the fastener to turn without galling the metal underneath the head of the fastener. The second part is more tricky and the easist way out is to copy what the factory did.

i.e. use lock washers where they did and etc. Obviously lock washers will be used where you can't affor to have the fastener back our from vibration or heat cycling. (like the oil pump). So pay attention to what you remove and put it back the way you found it.

-thump

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Any time you do anything critical like the suspension and engine components, keep it how the factory did it, torque it to the proper torque spec, and throw some Locktite on it. You'll _never_ have a problem.

-Patrick

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Hi - I was told recently that we are not to use locktite on all bolts/nuts that are to be torqued because it would give false reading....

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