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Can I use this instead of lock tight when installing my breather bolts?
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Yes. I use the tape.
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I never put loctite on breather bolts. Pipe dope or tape if that’s all you have.
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I don't think tape is really necessary on those bolts. No leaks in 28 years.

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Can I use this instead of lock tight when installing my breather bolts?
Yes, this tape will be fine to use. In our general notes in the instructions, we remind you to use thread locker, teflon tape, or teflon paste, so you're good to go!

Would love to see a pic once installed!
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Yes, this tape will be fine to use. In our general notes in the instructions, we remind you to use thread locker, teflon tape, or teflon paste, so you're good to go!

Would love to see a pic once installed!
Will definitely do!

Should I remove these breather drainer tubes after I install the bolts? Would it help it breath better, or should I just leave it?
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Yes remove the tubes and plug the holes behind the back plate. DO NOT USE THREAD LOCK the boots are hollow and will snap when you try to remove them. Also thread lock it glue and the heat from the heads will make the thread lock become liquid then hard when it cools. Just use the teflon
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I'm not a fan of using the tape in aluminum. Ive seen too many trans cases split where the cooler line fittings screw in. I just always use the liquid type sealer
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Yes remove the tubes and plug the holes behind the back plate. DO NOT USE THREAD LOCK the boots are hollow and will snap when you try to remove them. Also thread lock it glue and the heat from the heads will make the thread lock become liquid then hard when it cools. Just use the teflon
I will purchase Teflon paste instead. Btw what do you mean by “plug the holes behind the back plate” Shouldn’t the bolts automatically seal any blow by from entering the air intake compartment? And seal it with what/how?
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I will purchase Teflon paste instead. Btw what do you mean by “plug the holes behind the back plate” Shouldn’t the bolts automatically seal any blow by from entering the air intake compartment? And seal it with what/how?
Where you remove the tubes, plug the holes or you'll be sucking in outside air.
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