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Old 10-23-2003, 10:03 PM
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The bad feeling was the filter trying to tell me to GO LOOK THE TORQUE SETTING UP IN THE MANUAL AND GET ONE OF YOUR TORQUE WRENCHES.

Look at the picture
The bolt goes into the black threaded unit that is still on the filter unit. The black treaded unit screws into the aluminum unit I am holding. As I tightened the bolt the steel bolt tightened into the black treaded unit, steel. And the weak link was the aluminum unit I am holding.

I have attached a picture of the assembly in order of assembly. the bolt, bolt reciever and aluminum unit with the aluminum reciever broken off.

"hope the repair wasn't to bad" $255 for the towing and $380 for the repair. I would have done it but I was in school and life is on hold while in school. Its to important. Your career is on the line during your training. If you flunk and get nervous you could be in front of the FAA who could think about suspending your license. SO its full of pressure. Ive been on the same aircraft for 13 years and flown it for 15.5 total so I'm very comfortable with the aircraft and my knowledge. But you still get nervous during training.

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