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Seat nut torque

Postby Superwofy » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:56 pm

Anybody know what the story with this is?

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What is the torque supposed to be? I find it hard to believe it's 2.9 N-m. I currently have them at 10N-m and they still feel loose.
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Re: Seat nut torque

Postby Superwofy » Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:26 pm

Question answered. It's a typo. This is from the CA4A manual. According to ASA the same part numbers are used for the nuts.

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Re: Seat nut torque

Postby Gerry » Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:53 pm

Torque is very important don't get
Me wrong mate, but
In some cases a bit of common sense
Needs to be used
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Re: Seat nut torque

Postby Superwofy » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:59 pm

Gerry wrote:Torque is very important don't get
Me wrong mate, but
In some cases a bit of common sense
Needs to be used


Not sure I understand what you mean. I wasn't going to tighten to 2.9 N-m. It was clear to me it's a typo. Just wanted to know what the actual value should be. So I used ASA to see what other models use the same bolt (same strength, nominal diameter, pitch, etc.) and found another service manual which had the correct value.

Are you saying I should have just tightened by hand?
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Re: Seat nut torque

Postby Gerry » Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:45 am

You're thoroughness is admirable, but i just find that if i was to
check the torque for the likes of this id get nothing done.
but each to their own i suppose
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Re: Seat nut torque

Postby Superwofy » Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:08 am

Gerry wrote:You're thoroughness is admirable, but i just find that if i was to
check the torque for the likes of this id get nothing done.
but each to their own i suppose


I understand what you mean now. I only 'go by the book' when it comes to mission-critical components such as brakes, airbags, seat-belt anchors etc. . It'd be a huge waste of time to torque every single bolt.

I didn't mean to be pedantic. I always appreciate advice from experienced members.
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