Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Houston, Texas,
Re: top case handel starting to crack
If you guys are seeing noticeable deformation on the outside (fascia) of your latch handle, you're due for a replacement handle, NOT the preventative "Fix It Before It Breaks". What happens is that the hook shaped portion that breaks, first moves a lot. It's nowhere near where it should be. Consequently, the FIBIB kit will require a lot of painstaking 'dremel tool work' to elongate the holes to make it fit.
AND, if your handle IS broken, again, the FIBIB kit won't work satisfactorily. The reason is that the FIBIB provides flexural reinforcement of the hook shaped piece, but still RELIES on that portion to handle shear loads. Don't shoot the messenger, I'm just telling you how it is!
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