So…. you know that quote about you learn something new every day? Well, my lesson yesterday was about torquing. yes, yes, I know. What this topic again? Apparently I have years of touring lessons to do. Now, because this is the internet, and you are all smarter than I , lets see if you knew this little obscure one.
Head bolts. You know on some engines, there is that bar that holds the spark plug wires?
Well, the double bolts on the head under that bar are slightly different.
1.Two of them are drilled out so you can screw down the bar. THUS.
2.They are not the strength of the other bolts.
3. SO? When torquing, these two bolts warrant a lower torque. 35lbs vs 65lbs on the others. SO.
4. Guess what happens? Yup.. Did you know this little detail? I didn’t and now I do. And so do you.
Woohoo, no big deal.
And so it goes. The good news is that it hasn’t slowed down my weekend of boating. Cause that stud, is well, not the sharpest stud in the block, just like me! Woohooo, I am idiot boating.