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Old 04-06-2008, 04:02 PM   #1
Hair OP
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Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Northern New Mexico
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Cam bolts stripping.

In the past I have had problems with the Allen part of the cam bolts rounding off.
So when I remove the bolts I make sure that my Allen tools are high quality with no ware.

But that didn't help me this time.

This is the second time that I have checked the valve clearance on my SE. This time I wanted to record the shim sizes so I could plan ahead for when I might have to change a shim.

I was using a brand new Allen tool. I held the ratchet head in place. But the Allen head stripped out anyway. The bolt didn't move from its factory setting.

So now I have a few months to figure out how to remove the bolt.

It really seems that the 950 cam bolts are unacceptably soft.
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