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Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by fakespooneg, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. fakespooneg

    fakespooneg New Member

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    Jan 23, 2011
    I have bought a car from a good buddy of mine, a 1995 civic hb with a B16. I have to replace the block, ok, so my question is this, I have ARP studs, and
    I was going to use motor oil for the studs. But I have heard that its not the right way do do it. So what can I use? Any info will be helpful. In all my years I have been building engines I have always used motor oil. Some honda guys say use antiseize. Thank you
  2. wikedeye

    wikedeye Well-Known Member

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    Dec 14, 2006
    Savannah, Ga.
    From ARP's website...

    The Lubricant Is The Key

    The main factor in determining friction in a threaded fastener is the lubricant used, and therefore influences the torque required for a particular installation. One of the most overlooked aspects of choosing a fastener assembly lubricant is…the lubricant's ability to "control" the normal function of friction inherent in all high performance engine fasteners. As discussed earlier in this section, friction is at its highest point when a new fastener is first tightened. This "friction" inhibits the fasteners ability to achieve the required preload on the first several cycles. In fact, ARP's in-house Research and Development department has proven that new fasteners using motor oil and other commonly used lubricants such as Moly and EPL typically require 5-7 cycles before final torquing to level out the initial friction and achieve the required preload. Slicker lubricants may reduce the required torque by as much as 20-30% to achieve the desired preload, but compromise in areas of major importance such as preload repeatability, and may yield the fastener prematurely. Typically, the slicker the lubricant, the greater the "preload scatter" or preload error there will be during installation.

    The bottom line: Preload repeatability and preload consistency from a fastener to fastener perspective, should be the number one consideration when choosing a fastener assembly lubricant. Remember even the best fastener is only as good as its installation. Preload repeatability is the foundation for maintaining round housing bores, and preload consistency ensures the same preload from one fastener to another across a large area, such as the deck surface of a cylinder block. These two fundamentals are the cornerstone of every successful fastener installation and that's why ARP's engineering team set out to develop the "ultimate" fastener lubricant. The result of several years of extensive R&D is a remarkable new assembly lube called ARP Ultra-Torque®. As shown in the graph above, ARP Ultra-Torque® clearly provides the repeatability and preload consistency that no other fastener assembly lubricant on the market can provide today.
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