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Offline jonny_eh

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Can't screw in leg bolt
« on: February 19, 2016, 07:21:19 PM »
I unboxed my Gold MMR last week but ran into trouble with one particular leg bolt slot. I tried using different bolts, but none would 'catch' and screw in. I've tried going slow, fast, but it just won't grab on!


What should I do? Do I need an impact wrench, or would that just make it worse?

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Re: Can't screw in leg bolt
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2016, 08:26:30 PM »
I would try chasing the threads with a 3/8-16 tap.

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Re: Can't screw in leg bolt
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2016, 08:45:23 PM »
yes, that is would be recommended.

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Re: Can't screw in leg bolt
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2016, 10:50:40 PM »
I got the tap, but how do I use it? I don't want to make things worse. Do I use my electric drill? Do I use a ratchet by hand? Apologies for being not-very-handy.

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Re: Can't screw in leg bolt
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2016, 12:01:59 AM »
Ratchet by hand. Just thread it in the hole the same way a bolt would go in and the graduated nature of the tap will remove any burr which is hanging up the leg bolt from going in correctly. The tap will get the threads to be fully formed and the dimensions that they are supposed to be.


Rick


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Re: Can't screw in leg bolt
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2016, 12:57:59 AM »
It worked, thanks for the help!

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Re: Can't screw in leg bolt
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2016, 12:53:34 PM »
Great, good to hear!