Be VERY careful changing the front bolt, it strips real easy (from what i've read hereany tips on changing the oil?
Caerfully thread it in by hand first--if you encounter resistance, stop, twist it out, and start over. Don't over tighten it. I use a small ratchet so that I don't accidentally torque on it. I think I'm going to drill a hole through mine for a saftey wire...so just becareful putting it in?
My threads are fine--but a saftery wire will prevent it from backing-out due to virbation, etc., and will allow me piece of mind when i don't torque on the drain plug...wow are the threads that messed up??
what would a saftey wire do?
On the low torque bolts ive used a magic marker as a general "guide," draw one line on the bolt to the engine, when you put it back together as soon as the lines almost match up youre know close and take it easy from there (should be one line). Its not perfect but helps avoid strippingHow does the saftey wire work??
that little bolt I am scared off. I was so scared to over tighten that thing!! its so small, and aluminum is so soft.. phew.. I am scared about it backing out.
anyone know where I can get an in.lbs torque wrench small enough to work on that bolt?
I gotta get used to that oil window. I over filled it at first and had to drain some! I got it all done, but a bit nervous about the small bolt.