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Old 07-25-2010, 12:11 PM
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Any hints or tips on how to make the muffler on an O.S. 180 fs to stay tight at the head.
I'm afraid to crank down on the lock nut any tighter and I've tried Loctight but heat makes it release.
I can get a little heavy handed and just feel like those threads will give before I do.
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:16 PM
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Try putting some Red RTV Silicone on the threads it works good on my Saito's. The Silicone is made by permitex.
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:31 PM
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The high temp RTV is a great tip. Also, try getting the engine warm then re-torquing the lock nut while it is still hot.
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:58 PM
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ORIGINAL: ChuckW

The high temp RTV is a great tip. Also, try getting the engine warm then re-torquing the lock nut while it is still hot.


Works everytime.

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Old 07-25-2010, 02:03 PM
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I just had the problem today, just tightened it down when it was hot and it fixed the problem. If I would have had any RTV at the field I would have used it too.
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