Originally Posted by iainfm
I went for 85 ft lbs, and a high-strength loctite. I can't see it coming off easily at that...
I hope you never need to get it off again
I used medium strength loctite on mine for that very reason. Alfa actually say you should just apply mastic
and I know people who haven't used any thread locker at all. As you already mentioned in the other thread, the clockwise rotation of the engine is enough to keep the threads tightly locked together anyway.
I believe the reason that no torque is specified anywhere is because Alfa originally believed that under normal circumstances the variator should last the lifetime of the engine...how wrong they were