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post #135 of (permalink) Old 12th April 2008
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Whilst worm-drive clips are easy for the DIY mechanic they can have serious failings due to corrosion and pressure - definitely not recommended in the marine or aviation environment. They are totally useless when it comes to small bore applications and as already stated the area under the worm gets little or compression thus leaving a risk for leaks
There is also the possibility of stripping the worm if overtightened and the fitter may fail to notice as it is hidden from view
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