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Install a Stihl Fastener into new component material

When installing screws into new components, lubricate the threads liberally, then start to gently turn the screw in the tightening direction. As the screw starts to engage, increase the amount of pressure and turning force required to completely engage the screw to its final placement.
*please note: threading aluminum takes more torque (7-11 ft lbs) than polymer components (4-7 ft lbs) On polymer components, stop tightening when the component is tightened into place.

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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

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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.

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What adjustment do you need to make when the bobbin is throwing too much thread out.


Your tension is is too loose somewhere I guess, so will need tightening. Tighten the upper tension first to see if that helps before tackling the spring on the bobbin. If you need to tighten the spring on the bobbin then do it in tiny increments and remember where you started. Try taking out the bobbin and gently pulling by hand the thread from it; it should have a slightly tight feel on the correct tension..

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I switched my dryer door so that it opens from the opposite side. I got the hindges and screws into the door, but I am unable to screw in the screws all the way into the dryer. Any suggestions?


The holes are undersized and the screws are probably self-tapping or sheet metal screws. Try installing a screw into the hole without the hinge in place. That way you may be able to thread the hole easier. Then back the screw out and install it through the hinge. When installing the screw after the hole is threaded turn it backwards slowly until you feel it fall into the thread path then tighten normally. That way you will not start cutting a new thread path or strip the hole too large to hold securely.

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