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Nuts!! And Bolts too!

Discussion in 'S30 (240Z,260Z,280Z) General' started by smileyinside, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Jimbo

    Jimbo 1978 260z in yellow

    if used carefully and you take precautions then you will probably get away with it.
    i saw this a while back that put me off using stainless.
    i thought manufacturers used mild steel because it was so much cheaper than stainless but as it turns out that wasnt the only reason
  2. smileyinside


    Wish I had seen that before spending £300 on the full car set ;)


    I figured given everything is labelled it would save me a heck of a lot of time + never rust!!

    I have two thoughts - 1. tempted to carefully open each packet and document one packet a night (large blocks of time are very limited these days) and make the spreadsheet available as a club members' resource. Then carefully seal each one and ebay them.

    2. Just eBay them sealed and put it down to experience.

    I'm sure they are good for someone to use given they are made in the first place. Which brings a good question up: why on earth would they be made if they are so much trouble on a car / aluminium head etc!?

    Ok third thought - what if they are zinc plated? Would they still suffer the galvanic reactions?
  3. franky

    franky Active Forum User

    Measure :D
  4. smileyinside


    Thought you may be the first to say that
  5. Jimbo

    Jimbo 1978 260z in yellow

    the reason they make them is there`s plenty of people willing to pay for it not knowing the consequences.
    your right it is rather naughty.

    on the other hand if you plated them or treated them with something you would help prevent the process of galvanic reaction but if your going down that road you may as well stick with standard fixings.
  6. toopy

    Z Club Member

    Galvanic issues aside, this is exactly the reason i stated in an earlier post, i only use Stainless fittings on non loaded/high stressed components.
    So pretty much everything is Stainless where possible in the engine bay, except the engine mount bolts, starter motor bolts and the manifold nuts.
    And only use A2-70 or A2-80 quality.

    Chrome plated steel is a half way house, same tensile strength but better corrosion resistance than zinc plating, but its pricey

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