Cylinder Head Bolt Removal

Before you torque the bolts you typically have had to remove them first. Cylinder head bolts can be difficult to remove, and it seems they get even tighter with use. Plus, the bolts are recessed in a pocket, making it difficult to keep the T55 Torx® driver aligned with the bolt while applying the pressure […]

Prop Nut Torque

With the nice weather and the boating season in full swing in most parts of the United States, it is a good time to check the torque of the prop nut. This is part of the maintenance schedule and is recommended to be done after every 20 hours of use. The fact that the nut is […]

Why It Is Necessary To Torque Components

The flywheel key, also commonly called the Woodruff key, is used as a positioning device on the crankshaft to locate the flywheel (rotor) correctly. If the flywheel is not correctly positioned, various sensors (such as the crankshaft position sensor and pulse coil sensor) that take timing information from the flywheel will get incorrect information. The […]