NEED HELP Isn't the "blue Lockite" suitable for "inner Tierod"?

far eastan

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Member
Mar 9, 2023
59
japan
good morning.
I have a question about the inner Tierod.
I heard a lot of reports and used it as a reference.
I also saw many YouTube.
Many people used blue "Loctite".

I just finished the replacement of the suspension on the driver's side side.
The inner Tierod came off immediately with a special tool for inner Tierod and Breaker Bar.
There was no need to add heat.

I fixed the inner tierod with a blue loctite.

However, when I checked it again, the GM manual stated that it would use 262 Loctite.
This was a red Loctite.
Is it better to remove the inner Tierod again and make it a red loctite?
 

Mooseman

Moderator
Dec 4, 2011
25,671
Ottawa, ON
IIRC, the ACDelco inners came with red loctite so that would be the one to use on it.

If you torqued them good and tight, I wouldn't worry about it. From what I've seen, red thread locker isn't what it's cracked up to be. Here's also a video about blue thread locker.


 

TollKeeper

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Member
Dec 3, 2011
8,199
Brighton, CO
I use the Orange Lock-Tite if I have to use it...
 

far eastan

Original poster
Member
Mar 9, 2023
59
japan
thank you.
I checked Henkel-Adhesives, but in addition to red and blue. There was green and purple.
Maybe what is handled by the country is different.
I was interested in orange, so I will look for a place where I can buy it.
 

flyboy2610

Member
Aug 24, 2021
500
Lincoln, Ne.
I use the Orange Lock-Tite if I have to use it...
Same here. I do have a bit of blue gel left in a squeeze tube, so I've been using that up, but when it's gone I'm not getting any more.
 

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