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Old 09-05-2010, 02:57 PM
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W126 Correct torque for front seat frame to floor?

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone!

I just finished a little front seat project on the 87 SDL, and have a quick question: What is the correct torque value for the bolts attaching the front driver's seat frame to the floor?

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Old 09-05-2010, 02:59 PM
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Hmmm... I just tightened mine til they felt good and snug. I would have to guess around 80lbs/ft. max.
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:22 PM
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Those tiny bolts??? I'd say 20 lbft tops.

I don't see a torque spec in the FSM, section 91-100.

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Old 09-05-2010, 03:28 PM
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Thanks guys; I'm going to go easy on them. If anyone stumbles upon the published values, please post them up!

Meanwhile, time to go for a drive. I installed a new seat frame and horsehair pad a year and a half ago, but decided to leave some foam stiffeners (very aftermarket, from P.O.) that had earlier supported the broken springs. With the new frame and springs, the rolled-up foam cylinders gave too much support in the wrong places, leading to a very sore back.
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:09 PM
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Well my bolts are not tiny.
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:10 PM
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guten tight?
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I have a buddy who frequently recommends, on some applications: "Tight as you can... ...plus half-a-turn". It always gets a laugh when I suggest that method to others.
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I have a buddy who frequently recommends, on some applications: "Tight as you can... ...plus half-a-turn". It always gets a laugh when I suggest that method to others.
and then the bolt snaps
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:42 AM
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Easy !! 1/2 a turn before the bolt strips or breaks !!
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