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Old 06-16-10, 08:17 PM
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Loctite on hub cone/locknut?

Rear axle, drive side, under the freehub. I want this side really tight so when I go to add grease or whatever, I can work with only the locknut and cone on the non-drive side loosened--for obvious reasons.

My concern/question: any adverse effects from the blue loctite interacting with the grease? The marine bearing grease I use gets kinda runny and will penetrate between the axle and cone somewhat.

The axle parts are soaking in degreaser now. Maybe it will be sufficient to assemble the driveside axle/cone/locknut dry steel on dry steel and cinch it down real tight and then make sure the cone/locknut on the nondrive side goes on a greased axle.

But the loctite idea came to me and I thought I'd get an expert opinion . . .Thanks!
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Old 06-16-10, 08:34 PM
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You don't need loctite, use proper torque and proper technique. That type of hub can be completely adjusted using only the non drive side cone/locknuts. Use of a axle vise helps quite a bit.
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I wouldn't. Seems problematic to be adding a different chemical in any amount into an environment where you want basically grease and nothing else. As mentioned, if you adjust the cone and tighten the nuts properly, there should be no need for this.
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Sounds unanimous--Thanks for saving me from myself!
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