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Exhaust studs....

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by ward_4e, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Do you lock tight these bastards in? or do you just drive them in and walk away...


     
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  2. I wouldn't lock tight them.

    they are hard enough to get out as is is. Steel in aluminum then then put it through many many heat cycles.
     
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  3. mmmn... ok another question do you install studs to finger tight? or do you torque them in?
     
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  4. I'm guessing you'd still give them a light "fitters" torque.

    Any less you might struggle with sealing.
     
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  5. I know a few girls who can exhaust studs, but that's another story.
     
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  6. its just i am going to be looking at this tonight. The teng tools stud extractor should be turning up tonight and i would really like to fix the focker...

    I wana go for a ride... I went over the workshop manual and the only refference i found was for teh nut not the stud... The torque for the nut is only 8nm... sfa.. i could get tighter with a pair of mole grips...


    ooo which reminds me i have to go and get some mole grips...
     
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  7. Be gentle. Use the same torque for the stud as they show for the nut. You don't want to strip the threads in the head.
     
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  8. Why buy mole grips when all you need are two M6 nuts tightened back to back on the stud and then snug it home using the top m6 nut ?????
     
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  9. mole grips are handy... but that little gem may just get me out of trouble...
     
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