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Using Loctite with a new shift knob

I put on a new shift knob and to keep it from turning I want to use Loctite on the threads. The directions on the Loctite package indicate, "If two inactive metals are used, a primer is required."
Has anyone used Loctite to secure a shift knob? I don't know what they mean by "If two inactive metals are used..."
Thanks for any help.

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Never used loctite on a shift knob. If you do, use a low strength grade.

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I used teflon tape several wraps around lever enough to give you some bite when you screw it on.

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Just use Teflon tape. It will hold it just fine.


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The Boss knobs are loctited on and they are a bare to take off. I used teflon tape to put it back on. If I were to consider using any type of loctite. I would make sure to only use a very tiny bit of it and make sure its the lowest strength you can find.
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i will say I've never used loctite primer b4....and I've used loctite many times. Just not on a shift knob nor would I.

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Shouldn't need to use loctite on a shift knob, it should hold just fine without anything.
If you have a need to use something then use the tape.

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Thanks for the suggestions regarding Teflon tape; I'll give it a try.
No matter how I tightened the new knob (from Steeda) sooner or later it loosened.
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Thanks for the suggestions regarding Teflon tape; I'll give it a try.
No matter how I tightened the new knob (from Steeda) sooner or later it loosened.
If its an aftermarket shifter, there should be a counter nut that you snug up against the shift know and it should keep it there snug and secure.

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If its an aftermarket shifter, there should be a counter nut that you snug up against the shift know and it should keep it there snug and secure.

Thanks for the suggestion but a counter nut didn't come with it, just a machined collar:

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I moved the collar up on the shift lever so that the knob is extremely tight, but it loosens anyway over time.
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Screw it all the way down, even though it seems tight you should be able to crank it around enough to line the numbers up right.

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the tape should work. It does two things: makes the threads tighter and absorbs vibration

try several (3-4) wraps around lever, if knob is still loose add more

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