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Old 08-16-2018, 09:28 AM
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Default Brake Master Cylinders Bolts and Nuts Torque

Good morning folks,

I know this note on page 33-04, "Tighten the nuts and bolts until they are finger-tight DO NOT use standard torque values," applies to the nuts and bolts attaching the rudder pedals. Does it also apply to the nuts and bolts attaching the brake master cylinders, or should those be torqued to standard values?



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Old 08-16-2018, 10:04 AM
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Good morning folks,

I know this note on page 33-04, "Tighten the nuts and bolts until they are finger-tight DO NOT use standard torque values," applies to the nuts and bolts attaching the rudder pedals. Does it also apply to the nuts and bolts attaching the brake master cylinders, or should those be torqued to standard values?



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Think of it this way....
In most instances where a castellated nut is specified on RVís, it is because the fastener is is being used as a pivot point in that location. If the fasteners was fully torqued so that it was tight, the attached item would no longer be free to pivot.
So in this case, the castellated nuts should not be torqued to standard values.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:11 AM
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Hi Scott,

Thanks for the quick reply.

Those were my suspicions, however, I spend a lot of my time being wrong...as per my wife. So I just wanted to be sure.

I always appreciate your input on these forums.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:38 AM
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You want them to be able to pivot free. So shy of finger tight. It will help you master to fully return. I still used the springs to help the return.
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