Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Anti-seize

Today I torqued the briggs 6.5OHV to 210 in lbs and then removed them because I neglected to use anti-seize.  When I got to about 180 with the anti-seize on the bolts it did not feel right.  It felt like they were stripping the threads.   

I checked the internet and sure enough they said that any sort of lubricant will cause the bolts to thread in further with any given torque.  The one place I check suggested 25% less torque when using anti-seize unless the spec is given for use with it.

I backed the bolts off and ran them back up to 150.  I think they will be alright.