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Re: Tight C/V Allen Bolts (archive)

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Posted by roddy on March 08, 2000 at 18:19:31:

In Reply to: Re: Tight C/V Allen Bolts posted by Dwight Chew on March 08, 2000 at 17:45:21:

Thanks, Dwight! U-da-Man! I guess those socket bolts are supposed to be tight. Do you torque 'em down & locktite when installing?

: Go down to your Sears or Home Depot and buy two or three metric socket allens (allen hex in a sockte). You may end up using one or two to remove the capscrews and the last one to install them. Then, you can get some decent leverage with a long rachet wrench or breaker bar.

: I'm planning on using my electric impact wrench with a swivel to do the job.

: Also, it would help to do a overnight soak with Liquid Wrench. BTW, replace any of the bolts where the hexs are begininng to round off.

: It also wouldn't hurt to put a index mark on both the shaft and the hub to make sure that everything goes back in the same orientation.

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