Do you put anything on threads before you bolt / screw it back on the car?
To prevent rusting and dealing with it the next time I take it apart or for the next guy, I like to put that silver stuff on, I think it says it is only for spark plugs. Lock tight is good but does not go on the whole thread.
Just curious and looking for ideas.
I give each bolt a touch of grease. I keep a can of general purpose grease with a small hole cut in the top handy - .35 metal-handled brush sticking out through the hole. Give each bolt a brush swipe of grease before threading in.
Sometimes I use grease, sometimes I use never-seize. Depends on my mood and what's handiest at the time.
Be aware of torque value differences when using a lubricant on threads.
I was always taught that anti-seize did not change the torque values. It also is a very good corrosion preventer, and works on high temp bolts and threads around exhaust very well. You can take the bolts apart years later. I always use anti-seize unless it is something that needs lock-tite.
I am starting to do the same thing with nuts and bolts. I am working on a Kohler L600 generator. Any nuts or bolts I take off get cleaned or replaced, new lock washers as needed and anti-seize on the threads.
The most I would put on spark plugs is copper anti sieze. I sure as h_ll would not use loc-tite. If any thing. Just pull the plugs a time or two during the driving season and wire brush the threads clean. If you want it would not hurt to hand run a round stiff nylon or brass brush down the holes.
A;silver anti-sieze will work just fine on spark plugs and B; no one said anything about putting loc-tite on spark plugs.
Where heat is a factor (spark plugs in head)I say copper anti. Copper anti does not have a melting point where alum does. While true the thread did not say "loctite on spark plug" threads, the way the thread is writen, info given is not exactly clear and just so just to be on the safe side...
You answered my question. I like anti seize because it helps to prevent corrosion. I'm referring to any bolt or screw, not the spark plugs or metal that accept heat.
Any screws that you run into wood... I have a bar of soap that I pass the screws over to coat the threads and they run into the wood very easy. Bolts that I will need to get out and back in I will coat with antisieze. Ones I want to hold fast I use thread locker.