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ChrisInNashville

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The dropped screw…
« on: September 05, 2021, 19:18:44 »
While investigating my hood misalignment:

https://flic.kr/p/2mms96z

I popped it up and heard a screw drop. 

Concerned that I struggle to find its home, It was an “ough oh” moment when I looked down and saw a very short screw laying in the floor.  Alas, it took a minute to see that the dropped screw came from the hood release/latch:


https://flic.kr/p/2mms9ER

All four screws were loose and this was the source of the hood misalignment.

This is a freshly restored car.

Two things:
- what might I treat the screws with to keep them tight, and
- should I be concerned that this is happening with other screws of a more critical nature?
‘69 280 SL
‘24 GLE450e
Tennessee, USA

Pawel66

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Re: The dropped screw…
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2021, 19:30:38 »
Parts list says: hex screws 5x12, washers and spring washers. Did you have spring washers there?
Pawel

280SL 1970 automatic 180G Silver
W128 220SE
W121 190SL
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Harry

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Re: The dropped screw…
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2021, 22:09:03 »
Those are conical head screws.  How could washer and spring washer possibly work?
Harry Bailey
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1966 230SL
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Re: The dropped screw…
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2021, 10:55:28 »
Blue Loctite.