Cylinder studs and copper ease

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Cylinder studs and copper ease

Post by equipo5 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:11 am

Cylinder studs. Should I use copper ease on the threads in the cylinder block?

I inspected a couple of suspect cylinder stud threads by removing the studs. Shining a torch in,they seemed ok but hard to tell, so I cleaned the threads out with a degreasing agent before putting the studs back thinking that it might give them more grip. Now I am having second thoughts. Will that result in them seizing in place? Had a little search around on the internet and couldnt find anything. Any thoughts?

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Re: Cylinder studs and copper ease

Post by melville » Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:51 pm

If they're upper studs, they'll have oil pumped through the threads the first time you fire it up.

Lower studs are dry, but probably not to worry.
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Re: Cylinder studs and copper ease

Post by equipo5 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:07 pm

Thanks
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