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Which torque do you fix the screws
#1376116 Sun Sep 06 2020 08:17 AM
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Hello,
which torgue do you fix the screws that fix the plate of the differential housing?
I mean this:
https://www.kripahle-online.de/unterricht/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/IMG_3740-scaled.jpg
Wolfgang


I'm working on a Chevy Pickup 3600, build 1953 with an 235 cui engine.
Here you can watch my truck: https://www.kripahle-online.de/unterricht/?page_id=2532
Re: Which torque do you fix the screws
wokri #1376128 Sun Sep 06 2020 02:12 PM
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Torque isn't terribly important on bolts like those, but here's a simple procedure. Tighten the bolt until all the looseness is taken up (no gap visible between the bolt and the cover) then turn the bolt head 1/6 to 1/4 turn tighter to compress the gasket slightly and prevent the bolt from loosening. Overtightening a bolt on a sheet metal cover can distort the cover and/or damage the gasket. You could also use a drop of a thread locker such as Loctite (blue color, not red) on the threads.


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Re: Which torque do you fix the screws
wokri #1376142 Sun Sep 06 2020 04:16 PM
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Ok, thank you for your answer.


I'm working on a Chevy Pickup 3600, build 1953 with an 235 cui engine.
Here you can watch my truck: https://www.kripahle-online.de/unterricht/?page_id=2532
Re: Which torque do you fix the screws
wokri #1376152 Sun Sep 06 2020 05:39 PM
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When I tighten this type of bolt I never use two hands on a ratchet wrench. I grip the ratchet mechanism in my palm with the ratchet head under my thumb and forefinger, that way the only leverage is the length of my palm from the forefinger to the little finger. I find it easier to limit the amount of torque this way.


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Re: Which torque do you fix the screws
wokri #1376182 Sun Sep 06 2020 09:49 PM
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I agree that you can easily over-torque a joint like this. The techniques described to achieve proper bolt tension are good practices.

The other practice I follow is to tighten bolts evenly in a crisscross or "X" pattern for a cover like this.


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Re: Which torque do you fix the screws
wokri #1376192 Sun Sep 06 2020 11:36 PM
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What?? You don't torque them till they break and then back off a half turn? eeeek


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Re: Which torque do you fix the screws
wokri #1376242 Mon Sep 07 2020 07:33 AM
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And another question,
which torgue do you fix the screws rings? Look here: https://www.kripahle-online.de/unterricht/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/IMG_3741-scaled.jpg
The rings which fix the wheel bearings.
Wolfgang


I'm working on a Chevy Pickup 3600, build 1953 with an 235 cui engine.
Here you can watch my truck: https://www.kripahle-online.de/unterricht/?page_id=2532
Re: Which torque do you fix the screws
wokri #1376283 Mon Sep 07 2020 05:54 PM
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If you're talking about the wheel bearing adjusting nut, there's no torque spec for that. What you do is tighten it (the service manual just says "tight") while turning the wheel hub, then back it off by 45 degrees. Be sure the wheel hub turns freely by hand. Then install the lock nut and secure it by bending a tang.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Which torque do you fix the screws
wokri #1376386 Tue Sep 08 2020 05:31 PM
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Thanks for your answer.
Wolfgang


I'm working on a Chevy Pickup 3600, build 1953 with an 235 cui engine.
Here you can watch my truck: https://www.kripahle-online.de/unterricht/?page_id=2532

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