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Originally Posted by spence88mph View Post
Again, apologise if this has been covered, just can't find it.

About to mount my stainless headers, turbo etc, should I use stainless nuts on the engine studs? Stainless bolts and nuts on the turbo? It seems the stock ones are mild steel and they may be that way for a reason as they expand and contract at the same rate as the studs?

One more question, as nylock will just cook as soon as it gets hot should I use two nuts or some kind of high temp loctite?

cheers everyone!
I'll tell you what I did. I put stainless studs, nuts, and washers in all those locations. Personally I'd rather have something get a little loose and require tightening, rather than end up with the rusted horror everyone is used to dealing with. When I remove my turbo, I just break the torque and the nut spins off with your finger tip. SS is a little soft though. There will be some folks who will mention that I'm sure. There is also Copper options as well.

You have a good question, I'll be interested in the responses. But I won't be putting anymore Rust Magnets on my motor.

---Les Garten---85 930, Andial IC, GHL Headers, Fabspeed Dual, K-27 HF2, 3.4 JE Full Finned 7.5:1 CR, 964 CAM'd, Carerra 3.2 Manifold Cut/Flipped, Tec3r, Siemans 55#, GSF Fuel Rails, Clewett Crank Trigger, Clewett Cam Trigger,Dual Plugged, ARP Head Studs/Rod Bolts, Clewett Wires.Tial 46mm WG, Tial 50mm BOV, WEVO Shifter,934 Boost Gauge, Wideband EGO Sensor/Gauge, C2T Head Gaskets, '88 MB 300TE,BMW R100RT
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