Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2003 19:27:54 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: Bonnet front adjustment

in article bj2pdg$dtsst$, Grunff at wrote on 02/09/2003 20:00: > Paul Halliday wrote: > >> Assuming I'm doing the right thing here, which way do I turn them to lower >> to bonnet at the front? > > Turning them clockwise (in, so that there's less sticking out) > makes the bonnet edge go up. Turning them anti clockwise (so > that there's more sticking out) makes the bonnet edge go down. Uh? "Ploink" <--- Penny dropped. Looking at it from the top. Yes, less exposed thread appeared to raise the bonnet. Thanks for the confirmation. >> The near-side is fully turned in, but slackening it >> off appears to allow the bonnet to raise at the front so I presume >> tightening it lowers the bonnet front. Could I lower it further by packing >> some washers behind the bolt? > > No, when the bolt is fully out, that's it - that's as far as you > can go. Bugger! There's still about half a centimetre I'd like rid of. I suppose a length of door trim would close up the gap nicely. >> What about the off-side sheared nut? It should >> be a 13mm socket, but this spins on the nut. Is it worth forcing an Imperial >> socket onto this to remove and replace? > > Difficult to call it from here, it depends how rounded it is. I > have a set of Metrinch sockets which are great for just such > occasions. Othewise I usually just weld a piece of steel onto > the nut and remove it that way. The nut has literally had the edges skimmed so that at 13mm socket grips enough to hold some torque but then slips around. I think someone has had a go before with improper tools, but found the nut too tight with rust. I was thinking of trying to saw a slot into it to get at it with a screwdriver, but it's pretty rusted in. I'll pour some anti-cease into the area tonight and see tomorrow. There's a very good tool shop on my way to work that might come up with a solution. Out of interest, do you know the size of nut I should buy as a replacement? I'd rather have the replacement to put in immediately. Thanks Grunff - prompt and helpful as usual. Paul

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