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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:42 pm 
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Bought an old T595 Daytona at the weekend and I appear to have a number of loose Rivet Nuts (didn't know they existed until the weekend) on the subframe and I also need to replace one on the silencer end can.

There appear to be a range to types and prices on the internet ..... but which one?

So any recommnedation for a relatively cheap, but functional setting tool. It doesn't need to be mega quality as it is not going to get used often but I would like the capability to 'set' M8 Stainless Riv Nuts (as this is the size for the Exhaust Silencer).


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:10 pm 
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I bought a cheap E-bay one (£15 ish) and it was rubbish.
I did less than a dozen rivnuts before it broke.
A case of 'you get what you pay for' I guess!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:52 pm 
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There you go, don't buy cheap n nasty! It will always let you down when it's most inconvenient. There's a fair amount of force involved in setting the steel ones, less so the aluminium ones.
Mine is a Eclipse-Spiralux, came in a box with M4 M5 M6 M8, identical to this.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:06 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:32 pm 
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we have the same set at work too
even the chimps we employ can use it :rotfl:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:18 pm 
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:yup: Thanks all


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:12 pm 
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......or you could always borrow mine :idea:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:16 pm 
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I have this . Does up to m8 , used it a few times and all good . It's handy having a swivel head.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:48 pm 
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I got a Sealey AK3984 (short arm) a while back and use it for aluminium and steel nuts, up to M8. So far it has been perfect and have probably used it for 50+ M8 steels by now, no sign of wear. I used to borrow the 'scissor-type' but find the Sealey a load easy to line up and make sure the rivnut is square. Google an image and you'll understand what I mean. I think it cost me £35, with a list of 80, or so. They're still around that price, so cheap but far from useless, based on my experience.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:56 am 
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Jez. Just get those short arms into those long pockets and get a snap on kit. Even if you use it once, you'll be able to look at the rest of it in awe forever :yup:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:46 am 
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jeznewsome wrote:
I appear to have a number of loose Rivet Nuts (didn't know they existed until the weekend)


I didn't know they existed until I read this thread :yup:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:06 am 
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Bonzo wrote:
jeznewsome wrote:
I appear to have a number of loose Rivet Nuts (didn't know they existed until the weekend)


I didn't know they existed until I read this thread :yup:


I didn't realise that I needed one of these tools till I read this thread :old:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:58 pm 
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Rather than drilling the old ones out, if they're in good condition, I've got away sometimes, with giving them a light twatting with a copper mallet (supported with something heavy behind to soak up the blow) 😀

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:54 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:12 pm 
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You could also use that last method to tighten a loose Rivnut, (especially if you have no access to support the rear of it to use Adam's twatting method).

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