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Old 03-28-2019, 05:07 PM   #1
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Air conditioner and 4 bolts the holds it on.

My Sierra is 6 years old now and never checked the mounting bolts for the air conditioners. Dominic manual says torque to 40-50 inch pounds. So does the company(camco) that makes the gaskets. I Never owned an inch pound torque wrench so got one. I see a lot of folks saying to hand tighten(with a hand held driver) I guess. Then turn 1/4 turn more. Iím here to tell you that that is like only 10 inch pounds. I had to keep tightening mine for quite a while (in a cross pattern) and I was hearing some noises in there. . I am one to ask the manufacturer and try to follow the specs as instructed. I was shocked at how much tighter I had to make it just to get to 35 inch pounds. The reason for my post is I wanted to see if anybody else has any experience with this or any comments. I also called and talk to an RV technician and they said the bolts are loose a lot of the time from factory but they donít leak right away but alot are more loose than they should be. I just felt uncomfortable tightening them that much after all I have read from people on not over tightening them.

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Old 03-28-2019, 05:11 PM   #2
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If it was not leaking, I would not tighten it that much.


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Old 03-28-2019, 05:24 PM   #3
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What do you think will happen? I did water test it real good. Also no fan drag from distortion. I looked at it on roof and all is even all the wAy around.
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