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    Default 172 ECU mounting loose

    This is starting to get to me, the mount for the ECU in my car always comes loose. The right hand side corner of the ECU box is cliped onto something else with this half moon shaped piece of metal, clamped down with a nut. That piece of metal always comes loose, due to shakes etc etc and everytime it does I dont' notice, i will only notice when the joining brace for the airintake comes loose as well! Any ideas to patch this up? Getting tired of bolting stuff every 3 days.

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    Default Shake proof washer?

    Quote Originally Posted by storms_of_fate
    This is starting to get to me, the mount for the ECU in my car always comes loose. The right hand side corner of the ECU box is cliped onto something else with this half moon shaped piece of metal, clamped down with a nut. That piece of metal always comes loose, due to shakes etc etc and everytime it does I dont' notice, i will only notice when the joining brace for the airintake comes loose as well! Any ideas to patch this up? Getting tired of bolting stuff every 3 days.
    Sounds like the addition of a shakeproof serrated washer should do the trick plus a drop of threadlock to hold the nut! - ask at your auto supply place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego
    Sounds like the addition of a shakeproof serrated washer should do the trick plus a drop of threadlock to hold the nut! - ask at your auto supply place.
    Ken
    thanks for that! I'll give it a go!
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    Loctite is good, remember there are various grades.
    Try one that doesn't set hard, could save some grief later on one day.
    I'd look at replacing the fixers with a bolt, a nut with a plastic insert,
    a spring washer and a liberal smear of loctite on the bolt thread.

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