|Forum topic by Betsy||posted 09-10-2015 01:23 AM||852 views||1 time favorited||10 replies|
09-10-2015 01:23 AM
those darn red thumb screws that hold down the hood. I’ve got two that the actual bolt has striped out of the plastic “holders”. If I could use a general purpose socket I’d have no problem. But you try to get a correct size socket onto those darn things and you can see why I’m not in love with the red plastic holders. The idea of the holders and bolts as one unit is excellent but it has exposed its weakness.
I know that I have not over tightened which would lead to the plastic stretching enough to come away from the bolt. I usually err on the side of not tight enough. I can see if you do the gorilla tightening act these would strip easy enough – but I’m down right dainty with the darn things and they still striped out.
My second issue is totally me. I need to find a schematic so that I can actually get the part number so I can order replacements. The schematic I have found is very detailed but I can’t zoom in enough to actually read the flipping number to make the order. Not sure what I’m doing wrong – I’m the first to admit that I’m not very computer savvy (although I’m making inroads) but how do you zoom in on a blueprint so you can see what you need to?
So folks after spending parts of three evenings trying to help myself, I admit defeat and admit that I need some help finding the part number so I can order replacements.
Any help would be appreciated.
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