# What is the difference between wet and dry torque?

## What is the difference between wet and dry torque?

The difference is the friction. Dry torguing will apply more friction on the surface/threads as with wet torquing it will be tighter but the friction on the surface/thread wont be tight mean not alot of force is needed for the bolt to be removed.

## Should bolts be lubricated before torquing?

So, torque isn’t the true measure of bolt tightness—it’s tension. But lubrication on the bolt threads—and a whole host of other factors—can cause fluctuation in torque readings. So once you add a lubricant of any kind to the threads, all bets are off as to whether the same torque setting will truly secure the bolt.

What is bolting of lubricant?

Proper bolt lubrication means: This means that you have put adequate lubricant on all surfaces that need it. Lower Breakout Torques (no galling): Galling is a form of wear caused by adhesion between sliding surfaces.

### Should you lubricate bolts?

By lubricating the fastener the results are further improved and scatter is reduced to 10%-15% which is about as good as can be achieved using torque control methods. When tightening a fastener ALWAYS use a controlled method. Unless specifically told not to, always lubricate the fastener.

### Do you put Loctite on wet or dry?

The threadlock cures anaerobically within the thread, checkout loctite.com. All normal ones wet. Don’t put too much on, on a typical bike nut & bolt (M6) one smear is plenty, and if there is lots of thread showing put it where the nut will end up.

How is bolt torque required?

DETERMINING TORQUE The general equation for bolt load based on applied torque is T = KFiDb where K = torque coefficient. K is a function of the coefficients of friction and collar friction in the joint, and these are based on variables such as surface finish, coatings, and so on.

## Do you torque the nut or the bolt?

In simple terms, you need torque to create tension in a bolt. You use torque to turn a nut onto a bolt and then to stretch the bolt, making it a solid spring that clamps the two materials together.

## Will anti-seize cause bolts to loosen?

Using anti-seize without reducing the required torque value can strip the threads or stretch the bolt in extreme situations.

Should you torque nut or bolt?

In many situations you can apply torque to either the nut or the bolt head. Both will result in a tight connection and neither will avoid breakage more often (that occurrence can be avoided through other means). In certain circumstances, however, you will need to torque one and not the other.

### How do you lubricate a bolt?

Simply lubricate the screw before driving it in and it will make the process much easier. We used beeswax polish to lubricate this screw, but you can also use candle wax, petroleum jelly or silicone spray lubricant.

### Is it OK to grease wheel nuts?

The owners manual says: clean threads and no lube (in many cases). I say: definitely use lubricant on wheel nuts (actually on the studs). The lube increases the stretch of the thread for any given amount of applied torque.

According to Loctite’s manufacturer, Henkel, Loctite (loctiteproducts.com) does go bad. The technical data sheets of both thread-locker 271 (red) and 242 (blue) say that the shelf life of each is 24 months unopened, or 12 months once the tube is opened.

## What is the difference between dry and lubricated bolts?

If the bolt is lubricated with SAE 30 oil – the torque compared to a dry bolt is reduced with approximately 40%. Note that if torque specified for a dry or slightly oiled bolt torque is applied to a lubricated bolt – the bolt may overload and break.

## What is the torque of a lubricated bolt?

When a bolt is lubricated – less torque is required to achieve bolt axial load or tension. Reduction of torques for lubricated vs. dry bolts are indicated in the table below. The maximum tightening torque for a slightly lubricated 1″ Grade 5 coarse bolt is 483 lb ft.

What is bolt disassembly torque?

For the past 40 years, when the oil and gas industry thought of bolt lubricant, it focused on disassembly — i.e. the breakout torque seen at the bolt head or at the nut of the fastener.

### How do you know if a stud bolt is lubricated?

When you apply lubricant, be certain that all valleys of the stud bolt threads are filled. Once the nut is hand tightened, you should see a bead of lubricant extruding from beneath the nut. This indicates that the lubrication has been applied to all working surfaces.