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<x-flowed> On Feb 9, 2005, at 3:52, Jim Adney wrote:
Your memory is correct. The nuts with the plastic inserts were introduced in
'70 or '71 but the engines that came with them also got the O-rings which had
been introduced a few years earlier. I'm not actually sure whether the late
nuts were meant to reduce oil leaks or to lock the nuts in place. They actually
seem to do both.
The one disadvantage of those late nuts is that you are only supposed to torque
them to a lesser torque. I prefer to use the higher torque and Loctite.
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