Which threadlocker to use??

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For cam bearing caps (KLR650)?

Regular red (27100) good to 300 degrees.
Permatex says heat to 450 for removal.

or

High-temp red (24026 / 27200) good to 450 degrees.
Permatex says to heat to 500 for removal.

I don't recall ever having to actually apply heat to remove the regular red type. Will if actually be necessary to use heat to remove the high-temperature kind? The upper limit of 300 degrees for the regular type seems marginal - not sure what the oil temperature typically runs in a KLR650.

I'm tempted to use the high temperature product if I can find it, but I'd prefer not to actually need to use heat to remove it.

Comments? Advice?


Thanks,

Timberguy

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Jaybird

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I never use red loctite of any grade on any part of a bike. Blue only.