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Recently acquired 07 RT with manual suspension adjustment. Just about to load up for a trip and found that the damping adjustment screw doesn't feel like it wants to move either way.
Is this common?
Is it particularly fragile?
I'm hoping that some WD40 will help.
Any thoughts anyone?
Cheers
Tim
 

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I suspect it has never been moved.

I also think that WD-40 might be a good idea. Fragile? I do not know... I never move mine either but would think it is not fragile.

Maybe try the WD-40 then a nice clean, un-damaged screwdriver that fits the slot properly then a series of moderate taps with a hammer on the screwdriver... might persuade it to turn.
 

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Use a machine screwdriver, not your household wood screw "V" screwdriver.

See picture:



Since your screw seems stuck - you don't want to use the wedge shaped screwdriver because it will only contact the screw at the bottom [no help unscrewing it] and only at the top edges of the screw. A proper sized machine screwdriver bit will make contineous contact the full depth of the slot on both sides of the screw and prevent damage to the screw itself.

As a side note: I happen to be a gunsmith. My pet peeve is people that use household wedge type screwdrivers on the screws of their guns - which ALWAYS damage the screws.

Hit it with WD-40 and let it penetrate w bit before trying to loosen it. Should break free pretty well.
 

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My pet peeve is WD 40 (tar remover and bench top cleaner), go buy a can of some real penetrating oil, such as Kroil or some other brand at your local hardware store. Look at the screw carefully and determine that it is not "stuck" all the way in one direction or the other also.
 

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My wife's Dad left her a gallon of Kroil when he passed. Well, it wasn't in the Will but we did get it.

I love the smell of Kroil in the morning....
 

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steveaikens said:
Use a machine screwdriver, not your household wood screw "V" screwdriver...{snip}
Nice...er...tip, Steve. I unknowingly bought a set of machine screwdrivers at a tag sale and always wondered why the tips were sculpted that way. They did have a lot of gun stuff at the sale. I found out that the "orange squeezer" they had was actually used for loading your own ammo. As Woody Allen once said:

"I don't hunt, I shop."

:rolleyes:
 
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