Monday, April 28, 2008

Procrastination.



So the instructions say to torque steel compression nuts to 70 inch pounds and alloy compression nuts to 47 inch pounds. How the hell am I supposed to know if my compression nut is either steel or alloy? I'm a girl and don't know this type of shit. Shouldn't the manual tell me?

7 comments:

spicyride said...

juicy 7 compression nuts are steel. the compression fitting (looks like an olive) is alloy. you can use a magnet to be certain.

madisongrrl said...

that means i torque the compression nuts (into the lever/master cylinder area) to 70 inch pounds, correct? The olive is definitely alloy.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea what language you all are talking. Anyone want to get a mani and pedi before iola?:)

spicyride said...

actually no. all compression nuts are steel. what you want to find out is what material your olive is... which you say is alloy, so you would tighten to 47. if the olive were steel then 70. you are essentially "crushing" the olive when you are tightening the compression nut. so it would take less torque to crush the alloy olive. make sense?

madisongrrl said...

And the light bulb turns on! I understand...they are not asking me about the material type of the compression nut....they are asking me about material type of the compression fitting (olive). That is what I get when I mix torque wrenches with drinking....and I should have read the instructions more closely. Sweet. Thanks.

I did torque it to the lower spec last night so it should be all good. The front brake is installed and bled. The bleeding process was super easy. Far easier than bleeding my Hayes Carbon 9's.

Walter Mitty said...

But at least you have a sweet torque wrench.

madisongrrl said...

Hey Professor Mitty.