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    Question Having trouble keeping the screws tight

    i have a 1988 dodge ram 50 with the 2.6l automatic i replaced the factory carb with a
    Mitsunishi Dodge Mazda Genuine Weber Carburetor Conversion Kit Electric Choke
    32/36 DFEV Electric Choke
    now the problem i,m having has to do with the plate that mounts to the intake there are 4 allen head screws/bolts{please see pic}
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    after a few's days of driving it seems the screws back off and i get air sucking threw the bottom plate which as you can imagine cause's issues i pull the carb apart down to the plate and sure enough the bolts/screws will be loose.
    each time i try and tighten them down a little more three times this has happen i,m afraid i will get them to tight and warp the plate or worse snap the bolt.s/screws i'm thinking about using loctight any ideal on this or a certain brand or is there any thing i can do to stop this issues.?
    thanks for all input and advice.

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    Locktite Red...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSR Mike View Post
    Locktite Red...
    i used the blue if it don't hold i,ll try the red thanks lsr mike

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    You could also try using marine grade stainless steel bolts - they are of a higher tolerance and the thread pitch has a better bite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer101 View Post
    You could also try using marine grade stainless steel bolts - they are of a higher tolerance and the thread pitch has a better bite.
    great ideal with red loctight hmmm something to think about i,ll know after a few runs in the little girl . i,ll keep updates on this for anyone else with the same issues

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