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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by avgas, Sep 29, 2004.
Anybody know the torque setting for the strap bolts???
You can torque them until they break off and it won't hurt the u joint, but I think it's 35-40 ft lbs.
Not sure how you'd get a torque wrench in there though.
Well the yoke should have a little "shoulder" so the u joint cap doesn't fly out. The strap really just prevents the ujoint from going over the little "shoulder" thing. I found this out because somehow when my ujoint blew up the little shoulder peice got torn out. I couldn't figure out why the caps kept flying out no matter how tight I torqued them.....When I finally did really this I put a washer between the ujoint and the strap and put a dab of JB weld on the end and haven't had trouble since. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
I believe it is 15-20#'s is all
Using a yoke without a retaining tab is not a good idea IMO. I'd switch it out.
It's 15 ft/lbs, I just did this and had to look it up myself. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
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