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Old 10-18-2019, 02:46 PM
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I hope that everyone's Friday has been well! My father and I, have been working on my 8ight x together, and we ran across something that we are unsure of. Hoping that someone can help us nitro noobs out! We have been out of the hobby for a number of years, but getting back into it. (:

I attached a photo below. My question is : How tight do you torque this nut down in the photo? Also, does this assembly require any lube at all? We are putting the flywheel on the shaft, and the parts after that, on dry, because it didn't specify in the instructions. I want to make sure before continuing.

Thank you guys so much for the help! Any input is appreciated. Have a great weekend

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You want it pretty tight. and make sure there is no back and forth play on the crank shaft
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Use channel-locks with a towel between them and the flywheel and then crank the nut hard. Before I did it that way I had issues non-stop. Once I did it that way my clutch had no issues.
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Thank you guys so much for the kind reply! No lubricant when putting these pieces together though correct ?
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Originally Posted by ryanster1999 View Post
Thank you guys so much for the kind reply! No lubricant when putting these pieces together though correct ?
No lube is used.

I use a drop of 242 or 243 blue locktite on the clutch nut threads to make sure that the nut doesn't loosen.

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No lube is used.

I use a drop of 242 or 243 blue locktite on the clutch nut threads to make sure that the nut doesn't loosen.

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No loctite is needed!
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Check your shims are correct and you have the right freeplay before you crank it down. There are tools to hold the flywheel, but I use the same rag and channel locks that prodigyweb suggested.
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