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Radiator Grille.

Postby JulianBrown » Sun 29 Jan 2012 12:03 pm

Is it absolutely necessary to fit washers behind the s/t screws which hold the radiator grille on to my 1984 LR90?

I've just fitted a Globeroamer blind and getting washers in the right place is VERY difficult!
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Re: Radiator Grille.

Postby Ralph » Sun 29 Jan 2012 12:37 pm

put the washers on the screws right up to the screw head & then push the screw into it's hole with the screwdriver then tighten, always works on my 110.
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Re: Radiator Grille.

Postby Interlet » Sun 29 Jan 2012 1:44 pm

Doesn't make much difference really, I think the screws are tapered from memory, so leaving washers off will just mean they will be a be a bit tighter to put in.
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Re: Radiator Grille.

Postby Ralph » Sun 29 Jan 2012 1:51 pm

mine aren't tapered, just big philips head self tapping screws
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Re: Radiator Grille.

Postby andyt » Tue 31 Jan 2012 5:51 pm

Just big self tappers, I fitted some stainless ones myself so no more brown rusty screws!
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Re: Radiator Grille.

Postby JulianBrown » Sun 05 Feb 2012 11:53 am

I have bought a set of stainless steel screws & washers to fit my radiator grille.

The design of it means that I need a magnetic screwdriver to drive the screws home.

Problem: My magnetic screwdrivers will NOT "stick" to the stainless steel screws! They stick to ordinary metal screws but not my new stainless ones.

Why is this? Is stainless steel non-magnetic?
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Re: Radiator Grille.

Postby Ralph » Sun 05 Feb 2012 1:24 pm

some stainless has very low magnetic properties, just put a bolb of grease on the bolt head & then line up the screw & hole.
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Re: Radiator Grille.

Postby potato head » Sun 05 Feb 2012 2:13 pm

Or Bluetack :wink:
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