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    Quote Originally Posted by lkraus View Post
    I think it comes from the same people that go around the house and align the screws on their electrical switch plates.
    You mean everyone doesn't do that?
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    Thanks, Lee! That settles one of our "shop discussions" and he now owes me a beer.

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    Doesn't this all depend on what type oil you use

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    I don't use oil on my switchplate and outlet screws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I don't use oil on my switchplate and outlet screws.
    Agreed. One should use blue loctite - only the blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
    Agreed. One should use blue loctite - only the blue.
    Synthetic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    On Oilheads at least, and probably later Boxer engines that loud clatter on startup after a filter change is cam chain slap. And cam chain slap is what breaks cam chain guides. And broken chain guides are a total pain to replace. I don't really worry about lubrication for a few seconds but I do want to limit that chain slap. So I pre-fill Oilhead oil filters. Call it silly if you will but I am most happy doing it because I once had to pull an R1100 engine and split the cases to replace a broken cam chain guide.
    My 5.4 Triton V8 engine in my 2002 Ford E-250 van has a filter that hangs straight down. I prefill the filter mostly out of habit.
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