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#4628385 - 01/08/18 04:32 PM Noob Question : Plastic Knob on OPE
chefwong Offline


Registered: 07/17/03
Posts: 857
Loc: New York
So my fuel control knob went missing while cleaning out the ~bombgenesis~
LOL, found the cherry red knob in the white snow.

Dumb ? but aside from a new knob , any way to tweak the tension spring inside the small little cavity of the knob so it will actually hold it place tight. I just put the knob back on and see why it went missing - tension spring is not holding it in place


Edited by chefwong (01/08/18 04:41 PM)

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#4628538 - 01/08/18 06:33 PM Re: Noob Question : Plastic Knob on OPE [Re: chefwong]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Put a li'l dab of epoxy in it before pushing it back on.
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#4628821 - 01/08/18 11:28 PM Re: Noob Question : Plastic Knob on OPE [Re: chefwong]
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Or Teflon tape.
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#4629182 - 01/09/18 11:40 AM Re: Noob Question : Plastic Knob on OPE [Re: chefwong]
yeehaw1960 Offline


Registered: 05/02/07
Posts: 698
Loc: Nebraska
Hopefully, it's not something that has to come off for any kind of disassembly required for a repair. Might just wedge some cardboard in with it, or use glue that stays pliable, so you can pry it back off if necessary. Teflon tape +1 actually.

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#4629210 - 01/09/18 12:06 PM Re: Noob Question : Plastic Knob on OPE [Re: chefwong]
EdwardC Offline


Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 1863
Loc: Chicago, IL
Is it something that you need to pull in and out, like the spring is pushing on a ball to hold a position on several detent points? You may be able to pull the spring out and replace it, least stretch it out a little, or maybe add some kind of spacer behind the spring so it pushes harder. Squeezing in a little of the thickest grease you have might help keep it on too.

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#4629354 - 01/09/18 02:34 PM Re: Noob Question : Plastic Knob on OPE [Re: chefwong]
chefwong Offline


Registered: 07/17/03
Posts: 857
Loc: New York
Either thickening up the post it slides or or a dab of silicone caulk (for easy removal) is the easy answer I suppose. I'll need to look at the overvall shrouding to determine if X needs to be removed, etc that might interfere.

No ball detent. Inside the knob itself is a thin piece of metal which acts as as tension that holds it in place. I suppose engine vibrations rattled it off. While it fits back, I can clearly see it coming off with the engine on

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#4629662 - 01/09/18 07:10 PM Re: Noob Question : Plastic Knob on OPE [Re: chefwong]
EdwardC Offline


Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 1863
Loc: Chicago, IL
Ah, thickening the shaft with a wrap of tape might work well.

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