Originally Posted by Lord Duckhunter
Or the guy that poured NOS energy drink in his gas tank or the guy that flushed out his engine oil with the water hose or the guy that put sand on his tires to scrub them or...
Personally, I do not believe in half measures when full measures are available but only a quarter is actually needed.
Eons ago I built an RD350 engine, as in 35 years ago.
A tip at the time to better retain the crank bearings was to use some Loctite on the outer race OD shell.
So I did.
But I used too much.
The excess migrated own and seized the crank wheels to the engine casing.
For some strange reason the engine would not kick over some weeks later when I went to start it.
In retrospect, the diagnostics were hilarious.
Undid the clutch to free the gearbox from the engine, then a big flex handle on the crank nut - no budge at all.
To say I felt moronic when I split the cases and discovered my folly, is, well, rather an understatement.
And it took HOURS to chisel and clean off all the Loctite.
Lesson learned, as in lesson Plus