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Old 03-28-2007, 11:05 AM   #1
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I just waited a month for this darn O.S. VG .21. It runs awesome, but since the first tank, the idle screw continues to back out.

O.S. told me to send it in, and not to use Lock Tight. I don't have time to send it in as my race is this weekend. Do I have another way of keeping it from backing out, yet still allowing me to adjust it later?

The engine is rips, but is less then 2 days old and they want me to send it in?
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If it were me I would send it back in but if you must run it I have used ATV before and it worked well. Take out the idle screw and place a small amount of silicone on the threads and put it back in. I have even heard of some using Teflon plumbers tape.
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i would wind wire round the engine and round the screw slot, just to keep it in place.
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Take a pen apart and pull its spring. Cut it to the right length and use it underneath the screw. It will apply enough pressure to keep it from moving on its own.
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You could try wrapping some teflon plumbers tape around the threads and screwing the idle screw back in. The teflon tape will take up some of the extra room on the threads making it tighter and as a bonus, seal the screw a little aginst air leaks.
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nick the threads of the screw with a big flat screw driver or soemthing like that,
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Just did the teflon trick, if it doesn't work I'll get find a pen. I thought of that but spaced it I guess lol..

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