Author Topic: Volume spring compressor tool thread size  (Read 138 times)

emptyhead

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Volume spring compressor tool thread size
« on: September 11, 2018, 02:36:39 PM »
Checked in the track hardware section and nothing concrete on the thread size to make the tool. Put a 7/8 tap down in the hole and sunk to the bottom, 1” won’t fit. Thanks

8683jb

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Re: Volume spring compressor tool thread size
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 04:04:29 PM »
The manual says 7/8", but it's 1"-8. If it's like mine was, there's too much crud packed in it for the 1" tap to go in. I had to poke at them with a long screwdriver to loosen everything up and then blow them out with a long air nozzle - wear safety glasses because lots of stuff will be flying out. Put lots of WD-40 or similar on the tap.

Jon
« Last Edit: September 11, 2018, 04:10:21 PM by 8683jb »
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