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Old 05-02-2010, 04:44 PM
wildemere wildemere is offline
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Default 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.
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