The bolts I used for those little holes were only an inch long since he bumper basically butts up against them right there with no gap.The bumper on my '05 sags a lot too, but that probably has a lot to do w/ my FMIC and no bumper support. Do you have an approx length of the bolt needed to reach the bumper? Seems like it'd hafta be pretty damn long, but if it helps with the sag... :tup:
Tow strap and oil cooler looking beautiful, good work!
ok cool. do you know of a torque value or anything to shoot for, or just wrench on it as hard as you can? They're pretty tight now, so its going to be hard to get them much tighter without putting the ends in a vise and hulking-up...Moar tight.
You should be able to get it perfectly tight with the AN wrenches. You shouldn't need a vise. Tighten it on the car, then just check for leaks on startup and if it leaks give it another 1/8 turnYeah, i figured it was supposed to seal on that flange, which is why I was concerned.
I'll try to get it mounted in a vise tonight to tighten. since it wasn't hard mounted, I may not have tightened it as much as I think I have...
The only reason for the vise is to have one side rigidly mounted. Currently I have a wrench in each hand and nothing to mount the fitting to, so even though it feels like I'm wrenching hard I'm probably applying half the torque I think I am because I'm both supporting and tightening at the same time. So to fix that mounting the hose in the vise should give me a better feel for how tight it really is... hopefullyYeah, I've never had to use a bench vise to get them tight and I've never used AN wrenches, just regular wrenches and crescent wrenches.
Also, I just messaged Fluidyne to have them build me a version of their DB-30618 to mount on the radiator of my V-mount on the S2000. Looking forward to having a Fluidyne again!