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Who.Me? Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:49 pm

Hi

Will it matter if I use a slightly over-length set screw (20mm rather than 18mm) for the steering box bottom cover or will it foul anything inside the box?

One of mine sheared when I was re-torquing the cover. Looked like it had been clouted at some point, which might explain why it sheared. I torqued them to 18 ft lbs.

The original set screws are Kamax 18mm M6 10K (grade 10.9) but I can only find generic 20mm set screws in that grade in small quantities in the UK.

Will the extra 2mm foul anything?

Thanks

Andy

Alexmobil Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:37 pm

I used locking washers. :D

cru62 Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:04 pm

Or. you could cut off the excess. That would be a lot easier than adding to them if they were too short. :wink:

If you thread a nut on the shaft, it will serve as a guide. I would use a manual hacksaw for better control and less clean-up of the threads.

Who.Me? Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:35 am

Quote: I used locking washers.

Already got washers on :wink: . That'd mean doubling up on them in my case.

Quote: you could cut off the excess. That would be a lot easier than adding to them if they were too short. Wink

I reckon I'll go with that. Sometimes the simplest solution escapes me.

Thanks both.

Andy



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