Re: Vetus Coupling Failure

Alan Leslie

Those coupling bolts need checking on a regular basis.
I have heard of numerous "bolt shearing" episodes over the years and I'm sure they have all been caused by the bolts coming loose.
There are discussions on the forum about this.
I check the bolt tightness about once every month, and especially after a long session of motoring.
Even with Nyloc nuts they come loose.
At the suggestion of another forum member we now have Loctitie Thread Lock on the bolts as well....we'll see how that goes.
Elyse SM437
Bonne Anse

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