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Loctite necessary or not for control arm etc.

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To replace drive shaft boots and strut mount, I have disassembled the wheel bearing carrier. The porsche manual says to replace all safety nuts for the control arm, track rod, drive shaft!


This is O.K. so far, but I read nothing about using Loctite or similar glues on the threads. What is the advice here, if I replace the nuts anyway? Do I need additional glue?


Thanks for any hint!!



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Thanks for your reply



I personally would use Loctite blue (or equal) on all nuts and bolts that do not have lock nuts

O.K., but how would you understand the manual? For me it reads like Porsche would not use any glue on the standard nuts!


How do you recognize which nuts are safety nuts? Description in the parts list?

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Safety Nuts have a rounded/crimped side with locking material inside.


Unfortunately not as per Porsches definition. Here is the M12 nut of the connection control arm / cross member!


Porsche calls this nut 99908444501 a safety nut in the part list.


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