Cylinder tie rod sealant

Discussion in 'Mech Tech' started by daisy1, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. Found one of my leaks is oil getting past the tie rod threads, what sealant would you use loctite 592 or general stud lock?

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  2. davidoft

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  3. Good grief David.
    I thought you would have known!
    Here's what Google says.

    "The tie rod is a part of the steering mechanism in a vehicle. A tie rod consists of an inner and outer end. The tie rod transmits force from the steering center link or rack gear to the steering knuckle. ... This adjustment is used to set a vehicle's alignment angle."

    I really hope this helps you in furthering you motor vehicle knowledge! :rolleyes:
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  4. Sorry, in the engineering world a tie rod is what holds the end caps on a pneumatic or hydraulic cylinder to either end of a barrel. Should have dumbed it down for you lot

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  5. Anyway thanks for the help as usual

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  6. davidoft

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    So what’s a cylinder tie rod ? I’m more confused now
  7. PIE


    I think it could be the cylinder head studs.
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  8. Assuming its cylinder head studs were on.. is the leak at the case end or head end?.. thing something like 'elring dirko' , curli t or permatex would seal case end it if you can get it clean enough to stick, some pop a little bit under the washers at the head end too

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  9. PIE


    I don't know if I did the right thing but I had a bad leak on the case end on an prototype I had once, it was an emergency, I cleaned the hole into the case with a .22 RF cleaning rod and brush and a little bit of petrol and it worked a treat.
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