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This topic contains 6 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by John Rimmer John Rimmer 6 days, 3 hours ago.

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  • #8260
    John Rimmer
    John Rimmer
    Participant

    Is there a torque setting for the sump plate bolts for a T150 ? I’m reluctant to over tighten them in case a thread strips

  • #8261
    timothy rendall
    timothy rendall
    Participant

    As far as i know there isn’t one, but i’m sure there will be some one out there who will come up with a setting for you. After all they’re only 1/4″ studs  (bolts on my bike) , so you shouldn’t hang on the spanner like a monkey ! Also don’t use a 1/2″ socket set, i just use a small spanner to do them up.

  • #8265
    John Rimmer
    John Rimmer
    Participant

    I’ve tightened them up gently with 3/8” drive socket. I couldn’t get a spanner on them with exhausts in place. They’re bolts on my bike which is a 1969 model.Anyway I then checked with a torque wrench and it’s 4 ft lb so I expect that’s not very tight, if it doesn’t weep oil that’ll do me.

  • #8278
    timothy rendall
    timothy rendall
    Participant

    Have you got a 3 into 1 ?

  • #8281
    John Rimmer
    John Rimmer
    Participant

    Rayguns

  • #8282

    Angus McLeod
    Moderator

    The 1/4 rocker box bolts , same size and thread are 6 ftlbs. You could go with that, I just tighten without using a torque wrench and never had a problem.

  • #8283
    John Rimmer
    John Rimmer
    Participant

    Thanks Angus, I was going to go for  6ftlb but as it’s 2 gaskets there’s more to squash I’ll see what happens with 4 ftlbs and if it weeps I’ll go to 6. I have to admit I’ve being doing this for years  and never bothered torquing the sump bolts. Might be getting obsessive in old age….

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