Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Northern Alabama
Tried a lawnmover in shop
they shouldnt be allowed near tools,
first buy an old lawnmover, pull it down and rebuild it, I tore my dads mower apart when I was 13 and put it back together and it ran.
Experience tells you how tight a bolt can be without stripping.
Victory provide an Allen wrench to tighten by hand the sump plug.
Yet some persist with torque wrenches...
I reuse crush washers and hand tighten, never any problem, always tighter to undo but a ring spanner slipped over the Allen wrench adds enough leverage for anti- clockwise turn.
Anti- clockwise in the digital age could cause some grief too.
Nailed it dude. However, I tried to do the whole lawnmower rebuild thing in High school shop......Got distracted rebuilding a 327 Chevy with high lift cam , high-rise intake and headers and a Muncie 4 speed (In a 57 hardtop) and never finished the damned mower. Shop teacher was gonna fail me on the mower (rightfully so) and I said Hell man, I rebuilt a high performance v8 ...He said a bad word and gave me an "A"... At any rate, I still have NEVER stripped an oil plug.....use fingers, even an occasional new crush washer.....Makes my head hurt when these guys say "Yea I had the torque wrench set right and it just stripped". Oh well, live an learn boys and girls. ;-) LMYR
Long may you ride!
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