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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by beezerhound69, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. beezerhound69

    beezerhound69 Karting

    Feb 3, 2004
    136
    Suwanee
    Full Name:
    Tom
    Hi there, Have a '97 355. Post that driver door locks to seems to come loose enough to create a gap between window and seal, along with a slight gap with rest of body. I've taken the allen wrench a few times, retightened it, and it seems to hold fine for a few weeks. I really put some elbow grease into it this past time and hope that it holds . Question is, am I missing something when I retighten or was I just being a wuss the first time I readjusted (loaded question)? Adjustment seems simple enough.....
     
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  3. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    May 29, 2001
    17,088
    USA
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    Hugh G. Rection
    Perhaps a little Loctite 242 (medium strength, blue) would be in order?
     
  4. murph7355

    murph7355 Formula 3

    Nov 30, 2002
    1,691
    SE England Yorkie
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    Andy
    I'd talk to a dealer/specialist and see how much they tighten these bolts to. It's more than possible to overtighten bolts which can lead to problems.

    They may also tell you that they always use threadlock (the Loctite stuff)...
     

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