Re: Acorn vs. Hex Nuts
The top of the acorn on the HT nuts is only a pressed on thin metal stamping. They are not one piece items like you might find on a real, properly engineered engine.
It wouldn't have enough strength to cause a bottoming out situation. The top will come off or be deformed first. Any mechanic would notice this. Unless its rusted together or you substitute real acorn nuts and/or you are ham-fisted.
The Chinese don't care much about these finer points of assembly, so its an item that needs checking on every motor.
Last edited by wildemere; 05-02-2010 at 04:54 PM.