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Old 02-02-2007, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I finally am replacing the track in my wife's sled (94 Indy 500 EFI). I was pulling the rear skid when one of the track bolts snapped of and was stuck in the aluminum housing that they theard through. Forunately I was able to get it out with a lot of hassle. I stopped by the dealer and picked up a couple of new ones and figured I would replace them both. Iwas thinking of coating them with sythetic grease or using 242 threadlocker to keep them from corroding in the aluminun housing. Anybody have any other ideas?? Trying to avoid having thge same problem again. Thanks.
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Grease,never sieze both work fine,just loosen them up at least once a year and run them back and forth to keep them from siezing.
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Anti-sieze is where it's at.
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would stray away from using grease or anit-sieze on the mounting bolts...have always been told to use red locktite (atleast blue). Reason for this is because those bolts have a tendancy to loosen up over time while riding, and will wear out the tunnel around the suspension mounting holes. Do what you want, but I have seen this happen more than once, then it's a pain in the ass to fix. Way more work than having to fight the locktite or a broken bolt.
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Use anti-seize on the track adjuster bolts. Jam nut will prevent from loosening and you'll never have a problem again. Do not use anti-seize on the bolts that mount the suspension to the tunnel. Polaris had big problems with bolts loosening, especially on the old xtra-12. Used to hit them with carb clean, blow out with air, add red loctite on a heated bolt, tighten up and go.
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Old 02-09-2007, 09:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I would stray away from using grease or anit-sieze on the mounting bolts...have always been told to use red locktite (atleast blue). Reason for this is because those bolts have a tendancy to loosen up over time while riding, and will wear out the tunnel around the suspension mounting holes. Do what you want, but I have seen this happen more than once, then it's a pain in the ass to fix. Way more work than having to fight the locktite or a broken bolt.[/b]

They are talking about the ADJUSTING bolts...
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Every bolt on a snowmobile should have either antisieze or loctite. In this case I always lube the track tension adjusting bolts with anitsieze and loctite the bolt on the bolt for the rear axle bolt.
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