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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:49 pm    Post subject: Steering box cover set screws Reply with quote

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
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used locking washers. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I used locking washers.


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

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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.

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