Sounds like you know what you are doing. It took me several loose screws, sights, and other things falling off before I found the miracle stuff. I've read a lot of info on here that said over torquing is also a major source of accuracy issues with the Mini. I forget what you are suppose to torque to but it is not very much. A lot of guys say maximum torque should be only applied with turning the short end of the allen wrench until your fingers hurt (for those of us that don't own a torque wrench).Yeah, I've got tubes of the stuff laying around over here
I use the stuff on just about everything, torque alone just isnt convicing enough to me.
Ill torque em in an X pattern like the 2 stroke I rebuilt and all that and be rocking and rollin soon enough!
I guess that's why the gas blocks come so perfectly torqued from the factory.Oh, ffs people, you can't rely on "finger tight". Even a basic torque wrench (which you can rent at least) is better than guestimating. If a guess was good enough, it wouldn't have a torque value. If you can't be bothered to even attempt to do it correctly, just leave it factory stock, because you aren't helping.
I can't comment on that, but I can comment on what every single instructor I've ever had has told me, be it civilian, military, high school, college, union,automotive or aeronautic . Every single one,without exception, has told me to use a properly calibrated torque wrench to torque bolts to spec. There's only two ways to do a job: the right way, or every other way.I guess that's why the gas blocks come so perfectly torqued from the factory.
I've had my gas block apart at least a dozen times (don't ask...) and re-torqued it as above, using an "X" pattern on the bolts and a feeler gauge between the block halves, and have never had a single issue.If you're using an L-shaped Allen wrench -- with the long leg in the screw (holding the short leg in your hand), torque with the edge of the short end on the "meat" of your first finger. Once you think "ow, that hurts," you're there.
If you're using a T-handle Allen wrench -- torque until the shaft of the wrench just flexes/twists.
No, this is not the way it is. Did you re-torque using X pattern?Well the new gas bushing came in and they look great!
I torqued the gas block down as specified in the thread, and the gap on on side of the gas block is noticeably larger than on the other.
I un-did and retorqued the gas block a total of 4 times, each with the same result.
So I figure maybe thats just the way it is??
I pulled out the feeler gauge and here's the gap numbers.
The other side: