CCCUK logo

 Ian Allan Motors

Website Control

Recent threads

New Forum Posts

» Ropey C3's .... Where to Paint? by L88 on Wed 13 Dec 17 18:18

» War Bonnet Yellow Paint Supplier by autocolor on Wed 13 Dec 17 17:48

» Dry winter drives by stevel98 on Wed 13 Dec 17 15:47

» Insurance recommenations by 666Vette on Wed 13 Dec 17 12:23

» Cruising in the US by Texastrike on Wed 13 Dec 17 11:00

» Goodwood Revival - 2018 by curious bystander on Tue 12 Dec 17 22:40

» Goodwood Festival of Speed by curious bystander on Tue 12 Dec 17 22:30

» Club Magazine by GateMaster on Tue 12 Dec 17 16:28

» Header recommendations (side mount) by stevel98 on Tue 12 Dec 17 14:55

» Alternators and Starters by stevel98 on Tue 12 Dec 17 13:11

» CCCUK East Sussex December Xmas Meeting by Sea5 on Tue 12 Dec 17 11:29

» CCCUK West Sussex Xmas Meeting and Dinner by Sea5 on Tue 12 Dec 17 11:06

» 1974 corvette c3 auto for sale by CaptainK on Mon 11 Dec 17 15:38

» Corvette-Fame 13-14-15 July 2018 - Valkenburg a/d Geul Netherlands by JonnyC4 on Sun 10 Dec 17 18:48

» Problem using Website by JonnyC4 on Sun 10 Dec 17 18:44

» 1976 C3 5.7L Auto For Sale by born2bmild on Sun 10 Dec 17 10:52

» Cheeeeap ZR1 by Nogbad on Sat 09 Dec 17 17:05

» Silverstone Classic - 20/21/22 July 2018 by curious bystander on Fri 08 Dec 17 19:41

» !FOR SALE 1976 Corvette SURVIVOR 42k one owner. by Vetteheadtony on Fri 08 Dec 17 17:53

» For Sale C5 OEM Steering Wheel Airbag SOLD! by dex99 on Thu 07 Dec 17 15:02

» C+SC Show with Flywheel - Bicester Heritage Centre by curious bystander on Thu 07 Dec 17 14:43

» Drag Race your Corvette by roppa440 on Thu 07 Dec 17 08:50

» AMERICAN SPEEDFEST on 9th /10th JUNE 2018 by 7YEL on Wed 06 Dec 17 13:20

» SBC engine by roppa440 on Wed 06 Dec 17 10:48

» C5 thrown a 'serpentine' belt by roppa440 on Tue 05 Dec 17 09:38

» Proposed BBCN Region Christmas meet 2nd December by autocolor on Mon 04 Dec 17 19:14

» Bolton to Haywards Heath by stevel98 on Mon 04 Dec 17 09:31

» dashboard removal? by frogeyeman on Sun 03 Dec 17 23:06

» C1 Borg Warner 4-speed by monzax on Sun 03 Dec 17 19:55

» Caliper rebuild kits by L88 on Sat 02 Dec 17 16:52

C5 suspension renewal project and loctite



Reply to topic
View previous topicEmail to a FriendPrinter FriendlyView next topic

Author

Message

Yellowshark

Club Member

Sat 07 Oct 17 18:04

C5 suspension renewal project and loctite


Following my rear spring failure I am going for total renewal and upgrade, so

Front Z51 spring and sway bar
Rear Z51 spring and sway bar
C6Z06 shocks all-round
Plus links, bushes/isolators, new rear and front height adjusters.
New bolts as far as I can see are few and far between (except for ride height adjustment) so I am planning on re-using all bolts.

What Loctite threadlock product would you guys use? - there seem to be so many different numbers and not necessarily all are easily accessible.

Reply with quote

FranV8

Club Member

Sat 07 Oct 17 18:50


Loctite 243 is the general purpose thread locker. Use that BUT - what needs threadlocking? If they are nyloc nuts then these should not need threadlock but technically should be replaced with new nyloc nuts.


--------------------
1995 Corvette LT1 6-Speed Coupe
2007 Honda UFO

Previous
1986 Corvette Z51 Coupe

Reply with quote

Yellowshark

Club Member

Sat 07 Oct 17 20:53


Well the nuts are 16 years old , did they have nyloc back then I wonder. If I knew what the threads were I might try and get some nuts in advance but I do not, so Loctite seems to me the easiest way to get the job done quickly. I was thinking about going a bit stronger than "general purpose" suggests, as the bolts will unlikely need touching for another 16 years at least. Maybe I am behind the times and everyone uses nyloc these days!

Reply with quote

FranV8

Club Member

Sat 07 Oct 17 21:29


Put in place what it came with, if it is a nyloc then refot a nyloc, if not then don't replace with a nyloc. Also, were these threadlocked from the factory? If so do them if not don't.

You can go stronger if you like but I can tell you now, I've got an older car where a stronger Loctite product holds a splined rear hub on a splined axle, using a puller on its own to remove it would result in a broken puller, it needs (by design and the workshop manual for that car) heat to take it off, and I used a MAPP gas torch to do this. If you're using the heavy duty stuff make sure it is an area where you can do this without burning plastic/wiring/rubber bushes etc.


--------------------
1995 Corvette LT1 6-Speed Coupe
2007 Honda UFO

Previous
1986 Corvette Z51 Coupe

Reply with quote

roppa440

Club Member

Sun 08 Oct 17 16:16

Re: C5 suspension renewal project and loctite


As long as you torque correctly you don't need loctite on anything down there I can think of.

Sway bar end links - get the type with grease nipples. Harder to find but worth it to prevent a squeak.

Reply with quote

Shifty

Awww... join the CCCUK!

Sun 08 Oct 17 17:38


Id love to do the same to mine. Keep us posted.


--------------------
2004 Corvette C5 Coupe
2000 Aprilia Falco SL1000

Reply with quote

Reply to topic
View previous topicEmail to a FriendPrinter FriendlyPrivate MessengerView next topic


Permissions

You cannot post new threads in this forum
You cannot reply to threads in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot add events in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum