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Torquing the plunger knife nuts

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According to my manual, the plunger knife should be torqued to 98 -133 Nm at the three mounting points. However, I can’t see how a torque wrench would fit to torque the uppermost nut to the spec.

Am I missing something? Any tips greatly appreciated.


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The proper way: buy a torque wrench that can be fitted with different insertable tools, such as a Stahlwille 730, and an open end insert tool.

The bush mechanic way: guess the torque on all of them.

The compromise: use your existing torque wrench on the two lower bolts, then feel how tight they are with a normal wrench and tighten the top bolt with the normal wrench until it feels about the same tightness.

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