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What tool do you use to tighten the bottom engine mount screws?

What tool do you use to tighten the bottom engine mount screws?

Old 12-09-2012, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by chopper82p View Post
Hmmmm....

Blue loctite and a hex driver? No need for power tools or torque wrenches.
+1000. all u need
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I use Loctite 222MS and hand tighten the engine mount to the chassis. I also keep a separate Hudy 2.5 bit just for installing and breaking loose engine mount screws so the tool is always in like-new condition.
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Originally Posted by chopper82p View Post
Hmmmm....

Blue loctite and a hex driver? No need for power tools or torque wrenches.
Do you actually think there's guys out there that use a torque wrench?? Really!? LMAO!!!
I do use a 1/4" power driver tho..... just cuz i can...lol
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I use the Craftsman 2.5 mm T Handle Wrench and Blue Loctite.
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Hudy, exceed or arrowmax tools. I have always used hudy but recently tried the other 2 companies and their told seem to be holding up to the task.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Frank L View Post
Hudy, exceed or arrowmax tools. I have always used hudy but recently tried the other 2 companies and their told seem to be holding up to the task.
That's what I need, a T wrench. Does any of these tools make a T wrench?
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:07 AM
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http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog

One of these with a good 1/4 hex driver bit.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:10 AM
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Losi hex driver and I dont use loc-tite. I do check the vital screws before each run and the vehicle is torn down after each event though. I've never had an engine back off before.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by teeforb View Post
The ones at the bottom of the chassis where you adjust the gear mesh. I've had problems where the motor has moved.
I would suggest a good clean of both surfaces and ensure there are no burrs or kinks before any tool becomes a factor. Also if the screws protrude they could be getting knocked as you bottom out. Then as we do in on road, once you've have your mesh set and engine mount tight, remove the engine from above using a 2.5 ball if possible. Over tightening could be deforming the alu and once that's happened, it's a new chassis plate.

Loctite wont stop the mount slipping if there's grit under it, it'll just prevent the screws from falling out.

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Originally Posted by chopper82p View Post
Hmmmm....

Blue loctite and a hex driver? No need for power tools or torque wrenches.
Make sure the threads are clean on the screws and mount before adding loctite. I usually use a wire wheel in a dremel and some motor speay on the screws, and motor spray and trhead in a long screw in the mount.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:23 AM
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This works great

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Old 12-12-2012, 11:22 AM
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As mentioned, torx is the way!

I also have a T-wrench and the screwas wit an integreted washer, easy to get at a good hardware store.
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