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I'm mechanically challenged. While washing the Wing I noticed the bolt in question was loose. I didn't have a wrench that size so tried to turn it with a pair of pliars but it didn't seem to want to tighten up. While riding, I could hear a vibration - the bolt had backed off. That bolt seems to be holding down a bracket but I haven't a clue what it's for. I bought an 8mm wrench to tighter it up but I can't get it tight. Did I stop turning it too soon or is there another reason it doen't tighten down? Actually, is it supposed to be tight?
 

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Not sure if this is the one that you are talking about, but there is a bolt the holds down a flat black piece of plastic that covers the track of the windshield behind the nose. Break the mirrows over and you'll find a bolt on each side, take them out and the bottom part pops out. Be careful taking the side bolts out, there is a couple of washers and rubber bushings in there.
 

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That bolt is part of the windshield ratchet system and isn't that tight, as the windshield has to go up and down easily.
 

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It is the self destruct bolt. Turn clockwise to explode and counterclockwise to implode. It balances the crushwasher forces with the blinker fluid reservoir.














Harrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Could not wiat for April 1.

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The SCREW (#47) holds the "cover" (#4) in place and should be tight.

 

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:flg:.

Thanks for the break out picture, sure did help me. My mechanic said there was a loose nut behind the windshield. I have been looking and looking and don't spot it.

If anyone out there could help, I would appreciate it.

Thank you in advance


JMHO :cool:

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Look a little further behind the windshield, right above the seat.
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Edit that to say SCREW #47..... look again above. A bolt that takes an 8mm wrench would not be that one, but under the cover. Here's more...

 

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Actually, I think the 8mm bolt in question could be part #54 that goes thru part #9. and it is to be "tight"
 

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:flg:.

Thanks for the break out picture, sure did help me. My mechanic said there was a loose nut behind the windshield. I have been looking and looking and don't spot it.

If anyone out there could help, I would appreciate it.

Thank you in advance


JMHO :cool:

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KA7W,

you crack me up.... ....

Your "Wit" is on top!

Cheers to you man! Hope to meet you soon.
 

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I imagine it's beside the flight line and behind the prop wash too!!! Check the muffler bearing while you're in there!
 

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How about this nut..............looks loose to me. Sorry KA7W, you just opened the door and I closed it............

 

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Thanks everyone for their comments. I'm still not sure if it's a screw or bolt but I'm going to turn it until it's tight. I have a Tulsa w/shield so there's no reason for it to be loose . . . I think . . . and hope.
 
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