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JulianS

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A65 cylinder flange cracking?
« on: 07 October, 2017, 20:30:06 »
Found this USA service sheet from 1969.

Has anyone actually suffered or seen such damage, I certainly have not.

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Re: A65 cylinder flange cracking?
« Reply #1 on: 07 October, 2017, 21:10:55 »
Yes. An A65 I bought many years ago had the barrel flange cracked. All the nuts seemed to be torqued up OK.

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Re: A65 cylinder flange cracking?
« Reply #2 on: 07 October, 2017, 21:29:58 »
Hi Julian,
              Interesting document. I haven't had an issue, I do regularly check fastenings throughout so I guess I wouldn't.

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Re: A65 cylinder flange cracking?
« Reply #3 on: 08 October, 2017, 10:27:14 »
I haven't seen any evidence of that on my 1968 A65, but that's maybe because it's done only 11k miles since new. The previous owner was a mechanic, so I'm assuming he tightened the head down to the correct torque.

Thanks for providing the sheet, as it shows the factory's specification!