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    The nut and the olive...no not a Mediterranean snack?

    On the steering box the manual says to tighten the olive then back off one turn? Seems awfully loose to me. If they meant one flat why did they not say that? To me one turn usually means a full revolution,no?....and what would be the reason for backing the nut off at all?

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    Re: The nut and the olive...no not a Mediterranean snack?

    The olive is left loose (one turn sounds fine to me) while you install the control head and get it positioned just right. Then tighten up the olive. That's what they meant when they said (in the same sentence) "... this is retightened in a later operation."
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    Re: The nut and the olive...no not a Mediterranean snack?

    [QUOTE=TR3driver;1132067]The olive is left loose (one turn sounds fine to me) while you install the control head and get it positioned just right. Then tighten up the olive. That's what they meant when they said (in the same sentence) "... this is retightened in a later operation."[/QUOTE
    Ahhh! Makes sense now.

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    Re: The nut and the olive...no not a Mediterranean snack?

    Make sure to install the olive in the correct direction as well. Cheers, Mike
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    Re: The nut and the olive...no not a Mediterranean snack?

    Quote Originally Posted by mgedit View Post
    Make sure to install the olive in the correct direction as well. Cheers, Mike
    I wondered about that. It was very difficult to tell if there was a larger and smaller side to the olive? Maybe a Repro that was n't made right? Leaks? Also.... Is the control head supposed to turn with wheel?

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    Re: The nut and the olive...no not a Mediterranean snack?

    Here is a picture of the WRONG way to install the olive. Cheers, Mike

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    Re: The nut and the olive...no not a Mediterranean snack?

    The head should not turn with the steering wheel.
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