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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Decayed Gaskets
Ann R. Thryft   11/22/2011 3:04:53 PM
I like that idea of an anti-Loctite. I'd really like one that works on my car wheels' lug nuts. You know, when your mechanic puts on new tires and they're so tight that you practically break the wrench--or your wrist--trying to loosen them up for a tire change.

Alexander Wolfe
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Decayed Gaskets
Alexander Wolfe   11/22/2011 11:36:47 AM
Stuck, decayed, or disintegrated gaskets are the bane of the old car and motorcycle tinkered. The problem is not just limited to gaskets. Take any old vehicle and you'll have frozen bolts, rust, all sorts of things getting in the way of repairs and maintenance. There'd be a real materials market for an anti-Locktite that worked as well as a blowtorch at freeing frozen nuts and bolts, especially since that latter solution is not usable in most non-shop (aka street repairs) work environments.

Lauren Muskett
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Oil Change
Lauren Muskett   11/22/2011 7:18:12 AM
Oil changes are a fairly easy process, but with one slip up you create more work and have to start from square one. Luckily, this was caught quickly. 

Beth Stackpole
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Better safe than sorry
Beth Stackpole   11/22/2011 6:42:42 AM
An oil-slick motocycle wheel can only spell trouble. Great piece of advice for those avid riders out there who might be tempted to skip basic, albeit critical steps. I'm glad this is one Sherlock story that has a happy and safe ending.

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