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Old 07-18-2020, 08:29 PM   #1
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Putting to gether my 255 Merc. and wanted to know any opinions on reusing the old PAL nuts on the rods. thank you in advance.
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Old 07-18-2020, 08:49 PM   #2
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I would use new ones. some of them might be mishapen. Don't take a chance. They don't cost that much.
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Old 07-18-2020, 10:17 PM   #3
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Do we even need them? I toss them off . Loctite? Just the torque value? , chev rod nuts? So deep in the engine I always worry about the bottom end when I have to finally button it up. Pal nuts seem so old skool.
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Old 07-18-2020, 11:27 PM   #4
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I toss the pal nuts. No loctite necessary either. A properly torqued fastener will not come loose.

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Old 07-18-2020, 11:36 PM   #5
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Chevy rod nuts and if it makes you sleep better at night some loctite...
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Old 07-19-2020, 12:01 AM   #6
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yup, chevy nuts from clevite
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Old 07-19-2020, 12:57 AM   #7
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Chev nutz. The proper name for them is Marsden nuts. Self locking. No Loctite. Just oil lube the thread.
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Old 07-19-2020, 10:34 PM   #8
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I have seen so much reference to these. I live on an island, just a napa store. They don't have them. I've never seen one. The chev rod nuts are made by clevite, the bearing people?
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Old 07-19-2020, 10:42 PM   #9
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Try this.
https://www.lok-mor.com/products/free-spinning/marsden/
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