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Old 02-12-2018, 04:29 PM   #18
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Default Re: Why no lock-washers?

Originally Posted by George Miller View Post
We use to build hyd cylinders up to 24 inch bore. Never used lock washers on the tie rods or pistons. If you torque to the popper torque the bolts or studs will not come loose, they stretch and hold a constant pressure what ever they are used for.

cars do not use lock washers on the connecting rods or main bearings or cylinder heads.
That's true... split lock washers tend to break, then fall off, especially on reciprocating or vibrating parts.
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