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Old 04-04-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
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Exclamation Almost shit a brick today......

Title says it all.....

I was in the process of putting the head on today and I needed another nut for my head stud kit (I mangled a couple taking the head off the last time)

Well I found a nut that I "thought" was a grade 8 that would work on the head stud.... I torqued all of them down to 30ft/lbs (1st step of a 2 step process) and when I went to torque them down to 60 I was almost there when all of a sudden.... I LOST ALL PRESSURE ON THE NUT!!!

After a quick "WTF?!?!" I went to loosen the nut and the nut AND stud came out... after a quick inspection of the stud I decided to put it back in ( there was NO signs of anything being wrong) since I thought that maybe I didnt have the stud in all the way and as I torqued the nut I was turning the stud.....WRONG

The nut slipped again... this time just the nut came off and I noticed that the threads in it was pretty much gone....BUT the threads on the ARP stud were PERFECT.

So I decided instead of trying to find a nut that'll work I'm just going to order a new set of nuts (quit laughing.... dirty minded people) and do it right... I think I was just excited that I was actually making process in getting it back together.


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Old 04-04-2008, 08:35 PM   #2
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:39 PM   #3
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Title says it all.....

So I decided instead of trying to find a nut that'll work I'm just going to order a new set of nuts
And with that you just made my list of quotable quotes
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:44 PM   #4
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:00 PM   #5
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^^^^ LOL... Yeah, that was a WTF Moment I'm sure...Glad it worked out okay... I was pulling a cylinder head today and it was at holy crap stage for a while getting it off.
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I'm callin ya "New Nuts" from now on! j/k

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