When a technically obsessed company spends two years of time, resources, and capital to make a product that increases the efficacy of their already industry leading parts, it’s not time wasted. In fact, if you are using ARP Fasteners and you are using anything but the company’s Ultra-Lube fastener assembly lubricant, you might be detracting from the strength and quality of the fasteners. Why? This video provides an awesome demonstration with a strain gauge, torque wrench and other lubrication methods.
As we all know, bolt stretch is an important factor in getting fasteners to work right. In fact, torque-specs are basically built around the idea of getting the bolt to stretch enough that it won’t come loose from the hole that it is in. There are many factors that go into making this torque process work accurately but reducing friction is one of the biggest. That’s the job of Ultra-Lube. Not just getting you there accurately but keeping thing happy once the wrench has clicked.
It’s really interesting to see what happens to the other lube methods when put to the test. Check this out!