Assembly techniques

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if you ever get into a repair[as opposed to a fix] it is vital to use the appropriate thread treatment....use good clean grease on all threads unless it is an exhaust where you must use antisieze....aluminum will pickup on threads and destroy a casting unless lubed....antisieze is not grease and should not be used except in high temp applications....whenever you put an engine or transmission together smear everything with grease and fill ring gaps and things as well...it will protect those parts if you have oiling system problems on startup....loktite should be used on things subject to vibration like sidestands and signals and parts you would normally find by the side of the road...proper lubing will allow for easier disassembly by the next generation of norton mechanics who will really appreciate that someone would have the foresite to do this....lucas electrics like a little bit of grease on the switches and connections to keep out water and corrosion...in order to achieve the proper torque values for fasteners it is assumed that the threads are properly lubricated and that ther is lube under the heads of bolts or under the nuts to prevent galling when tightening...it is hard to get a nut to seat properly when there is a little ball of aluminum forming under the nut...in a lot of cases simply torquing to the proper spec will negate the need for loktite so get a good inch-pond torque wrench and check what you tightening that cam cover bolt to...i know we are all experts at this but when you are teaching the newbies it looks oh so professional to have that shiny tool in your hand and you might be surprised at what you have been doing all these years.....and on and on and on...barry :D
 
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and i should mention that on sparkplugs high temperature grease is the stuff to use not antiseize which will get in the most embarrasing places and cause the plugs to fail
 
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