Just make sure all that Silicone doesn't end up in the Oil passages... but
I agree you would never even consider putting the heads on the 302 without
copious amounts of sealer.... it would spring a leak ...
> From: Ronsoave@aol.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; spritenut@Exit109.com
> Cc: Metallian6@aol.com; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Loctite? (was: Lock tabs vs lock washers)
> Date: Wednesday, May 19, 1999 6:31 PM
> In a message dated 99-05-19 18:32:13 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > Do people really use Loctiteon rod and main bolts? I can still change
> > that, my engine is only half assembled.
> > Ulix
> I was taught use it, but very carefully for possibility getting a false
> torque reading. My mentor was real big on gradual torquing (5 or 10 lb
> increments), so you better not let it set at all! I was also taught to
> feeler gauge wedged in between the rod ends and the crankshaft lobes when
> tightening the rod bolts to prevent any (admittedly microscopic) damage
> the crank from the rod end trying to twist as you torque. Superstition?
> Maybe, but that's half the fun. Also, on my still(!) leak-free 1275, I
> through 2 tubes of very high temp RTV (says "For The Professional" on the
> tube, like you wouldn't want this stuff falling into the hands of an
> amateur), and lots of very fine emery paper prepping surfaces. Seemed to
> the trick in conjunction with good PCV.