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Old 18th September 2009
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Originally Posted by khaskins View Post
How about notifying HD, so they can release a correction.
They won't budge, and told me, they stand behind the torque values.

Dan, thanks for starting this thread. I think the best answer to how tight these bolts should be is similar to what Redd Tigger said. Blue thread-locker and hand snug should be just fine.

Unless you have an accurate in-lb wrench, then I'd use the above suggestion.

ALSO, I realized something with the primary cover. The threads are not threaded ALL THE WAY. That might cause issues as well, as those bolts won't start threading themselves, and I think this is why the aluminum cracks, when brought to the wrong torque spec.

I'm still going to try to time-sert mine, just haven't gotten around to it yet.
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