As the title says should new exhaust manifold studs (TE110051L) be coated in anti-seize or a high temp locking compound like Loctite? The internet seams to contradict itself on this subject. I'm asking b/c I'm in the process of replacing my catalytic converts as they were stolen (cut out).
I've not located in RAVE the correct stud bolt torque value if anybody has that though I'm sure I'll find it here soon enough.
Off topic, but could threaded rod cut to length and bolts on each end work just as well?