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ewdb92
Sun Mar 13 2011, 07:34PM

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Hi Folks,
So today I started a small project that I thought would stay small - simply put the rear deflector tins on my 1600 dp that the PO neglected to attach. Now I know why he didn't use them. He installed the incorrect tin under the pulley which does not have the hole for the oil breather tube. He bent the tube, loosened the oil filler glad nut and hacked the rear tin to make it work %-6 Now of course the right deflector tin doesn't fit !grr In trying to fix all this I need to tighten that gland nut (holds the filler/breather tube to the gen stand). Anyone got a quick fix tool idea or a tool easily available that would work? Or do I need to track down the "official" tool.
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Erik

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The correct tool is pretty cheap, but you could as easily use a piece of 1/4 plate steel cut to the correct width and a pair of vice grips to tighten.

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I just welded a tappered piece of thick metal to a bolt with a 17 mm head so I could use an air gun on it if needed , snap-on sells a tool that works later md


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Thanks. I did find a small piece of metal that works for width. We'll see if I can get enough torque on it with the vice grips (it's really short)

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At Lowes and Home Depot, there is a tool called an internal pipe wrench. It expands and locks on the gland nut. Here is a link to a set for 12.00 from THD. Note that there are individual ones for sale..that is how I bought mine.

I tried the tapered piece of metal trick once and it shattered the gland nut...but it was a pretty corroded part. This pipe wrench is nice as it places even load on the whole part.
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/56/56fa3654-dce1-4dec-8fc7-96c86927619c_300.jpg



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OK, I have been harangued for having a bad link...but how do I add a link that actually works?

Chris

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100665736/h_d2/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&keyword=internal+pipe+wrench&jspStoreDir=hdus&Nu=P_PARENT_ID&navFlow=3&catalogId=10053&langId=-1&ddkey=Search

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