SR20 Forum banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Born to boost
Joined
·
1,181 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I know what teflon and lock-tite are for. What I want to know is where are they used most often. I know teflon should be used for oil/water lines, but what I was wondering was about the heat from turbo. Is this enough to melt or deteriate the teflon. And what bolts should you use lock-tite on. Just something that I have been thinking about here before my turbo project. Thanks for any info.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
979 Posts
teflon is very heat resistant. It comes on frying pans and such. There is no prob with using it for the fittings for the turbo.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
722 Posts
why not use anti-siezed? Thast's if you are worried about removing your fittings later. If it's for leaks then teflon is what you need. You know what lock-tite is for.
 

·
Undecided
Joined
·
4,132 Posts
You'll save a few headaches by using Teflon paste instead of Teflon Tape. The paste seals better. Also Loctite can be a pain in the ass. Don't use it on things you plan to take off the car often. Try Loctite blue rather than red, its a bit weaker but still works great.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top