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Installing Stihl fastening screws into used components

When installing screws into used components, gently rotate the screw backwards until the threads on the bolt go past the threads already in the component, then start to gently turn the screw in the tightening direction. (the reason is: you do not want to cut new threads, as this will damage and remove the current thread material, and the hole will be too big as a result)
Put a small amount of lubricant (oil, thread oil, ect) and proceed to tighten the screw(bolt).

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Hello I have a Stihl 066 chainsaw and I am replacing the cylinder what are the torque ratings for the screws?


When installing screws into used components, gently rotate the screw backwards until the threads on the bolt go past the threads already in the component, then start to gently turn the screw in the tightening direction. (the reason is: you do not want to cut new threads, as this will damage and remove the current thread material, and the hole will be too big as a result)
Put a small amount of lubricant (oil, thread oil, ect) and proceed to tighten the screw(bolt).
In this case 11 ft lb. torgue

Feb 02, 2017 | Stihl Garden

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Stihl 066 cylinder to crankcase torque


When installing screws into used components, gently rotate the screw backwards until the threads on the bolt go past the threads already in the component, then start to gently turn the screw in the tightening direction. (the reason is: you do not want to cut new threads, as this will damage and remove the current thread material, and the hole will be too big as a result)
Put a small amount of lubricant (oil, thread oil, ect) and proceed to tighten the screw(bolt). 11 ft lbs in this case.

Feb 02, 2017 | Stihl Garden

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INSTALL A REAR RACK


first off, did the screw come with the rack or was it already on the bike? If yes to either you are set, if no, then make sure you have the right pitch of bolt. 99.99% of bikes are metric, most likely that bolt is a M3, M4 or M5. My local Ace Hardware has a great set up metric fasteners.

Next if you have the right bolt and it's just not going in, take a close look at the eyelet and make sure there isn't any paint clogging up the threads, this is very typical as the manufacturers don't do a very good job protecting those threads in the paint booth. You could chase it with a tap, but who has a bunch of metric taps laying around, so I use a utility knife to scrape the outer edge of paint off from around the eyelet.

One technique I use to get threads started is to turn the bolt backwards until I hear or feel a little "click" as the start of threads on the bolt passes by the start of the threads on eyelet.

Hope this helps and good luck.

Mar 12, 2014 | Diamondback Insight RS 700c Men's Hybrid...

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Is it possible for me to replace the oil sensor switch on my 2000 catera and if so how?


Yes, the sensor is usually near the oil filter. It takes a big deep well socket. 19 or 21mm, something like that. I have pasted the procedure below. The sensor looks like the picture below.
Please let me know if you have more questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

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  1. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the 4 splash shield bolts.
  3. Remove the splash shield.
  4. Disconnect the electrical connector from the oil pressure sensor/switch.
  5. Remove the oil pressure sensor/switch.
    NOTE Use a catch basin to catch escaping oil.
To install:

NOTE Replacement components must be the correct part number for the application. Components requiring the use of the thread locking compound, lubricants, corrosion inhibitors, or sealants are identified in the service procedure. Some replacement components may come with these coatings already applied. Do not use these coatings on components unless specified. These coatings can affect the final torque, which may affect the operation of the component. Use the correct torque specification when installing components in order to avoid damage.
  1. Install the oil pressure sensor/switch. Tighten to 30ft.lbs. (40 Nm).
  2. Connect the electrical connector to the oil pressure sensor/switch.
  3. Install the splash shield.
  4. Install the 4 splash shield bolts and tighten the splash shield screws until fully seated, do not over tighten.
  5. Lower the vehicle.

Apr 12, 2011 | 2000 Cadillac Catera

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when would an easy out be used? procedure for using an easy out?


If there's a screw or bolt that's broken, and part of it is threaded into something that's expensive or difficult to replace. drill a hole into what's left of the screw, then backwards thread the easy out into the hole you drilled, and hopefully unscrew the threaded part of the screw/bolt from whatever you're working on

Sep 22, 2009 | 2007 Ford GT

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