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Old 05-09-2016, 08:50 AM   #1
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Always the Last Bolt

I have always thought this. Since I started fixing my own bicycles, cars, boats what ever, I learned quickly to try and identify the hardest Bolt, screw, whatever and make that the first one to work on. But some how it still comes down to the last thing, when you're the most tired, that you face the biggest challenge
Well I was again amazed at how true the Last bolt curse is. I was Flushing my brakes. Got all the way round to the Driver front. Bleed the Outside, went to the inside and OMG, I could feel my Flare wrench turning but just starting to round off the Bleeder value. I suspect rounding had happen before me. So the perfectionist in me thought about Vice gripping it. Then the wise old man in me figured, no way, this thing will go side ways for so little gain.
So maybe it wasn't a curse but a good thing it was the last one in the bleeder chain.
At some point in the near future, I'll want to refinish the calipers, so that's when I'll replace it.

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lost bolt

Sad but true story. The same can be said for dropping and losing the last bolt or nut. Ugh.
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You guys have it easy. Try working on your boat while it's sitting on a lift over water.
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Old 05-09-2016, 10:06 AM   #4
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You guys have it easy. Try working on your boat while it's sitting on a lift over water.
Ben there done that Plus hoisted up a 50 foot mast in open water to replace a Spreader support plate. Thank God the last bolt curse didn't happen then
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I torqued off the bolt head on the last of 7 bolts replacing my waterpump at 7.5 ftlbs
HTF do you torque off a bolt head at 7.5?????
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Yep, a project can be going along perfectly, and then...........the last bolt/screw/nut/connector or whatever!
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I torqued off the bolt head on the last of 7 bolts replacing my waterpump at 7.5 ftlbs
HTF do you torque off a bolt head at 7.5?????
They just don't make 'em like they used to!
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HTF do you torque off a bolt head at 7.5?????
I asked the parts dude at the dealership... they're made of heat treated Silly Putty.
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Old 05-09-2016, 05:37 PM   #9
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^^^^^ that makes perfect sense
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So true! Murphy 's law I guess, happens all the time.......

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