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Old 09-07-2011, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by champaign777 View Post
...so now i need to turn another 90 degrees every bolt??
champaign777,

If you want to re-torque your E14 bolts, it will not be easy because you already tightened the 36-mm nut, the axle is fully inserted, so the E14 bolts are difficult to get to.

1. Try the 1/4" E14 socket, the problem is that: it is 1/4" drive so the extension may break under torque, not a big deal, just buy another extension.
Personally I think another 45 degrees turn is good enough for me, assuming you already torqued it to 30 Nm.

2. Or undo the 36-mm nut but don't remove it completely.
- Tap the axle inward a bit so you can get your 3/8" drive E14 socket in there to torque the bolts.
- Then install a new 36-mm nut and stake it.
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