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Backing Out Motor and Retention Screws

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Kevin Cabral, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Kevin Cabral

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    Those who have unscrewed the motor and retention screws, how tight did you put them back in? I tighten mine 'snug', until my screw driver stopped turning. I used my thumb and index finger to tighten it down, was afraid of torquing it to much. Supposedly unscrewing these screws and putting them back in might prevent stress cracking.
     
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    It's ones judgement and feel.
     
  3. Kevin Cabral

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    Well I assume if you torque it down and over tighten it, it would cause issues no? I just tightened it till the screw driver stopped turning and left it as is. Turned on the motors and allowed it to spin for a few minutes. Then I checked the screws by trying to tighten them again with my thumb and index finger, and none of them moved.
     
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    Have had good success with turn till stops then 1/16 more to lock it in.
     
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  5. Kevin Cabral

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    Yeah I did something like that. Kept turning until it stopped. Then gave it a tiny little nudge to make sure it's snug. I figured to use my index and thumb to tighten the screws down. So I don't torque it down. There was a few youtube videos of people tightening it down and using their full hand to tighten down. I'd be worried for excessive torquing.
     
  6. msinger

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    It's fine to use your full hand, but you just need it to be snug. Don't forget you're driving the screw into plastic. It'll crack and/or put unnecessary stress on the shell if you overdo it.
     
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