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Re: Over tightened screws?

In the early days of military mechanization the Driver/Mechaninc had a list of checks to perform before first use every day. Among "oil level", "water level" etc. was "check tightness of cylinder head bolts". This was easily accomplished with a spanner and applying a quarter turn on each bolt. Result: many head bolts shearing.

Of course the PHB was always helpful. During an inspection the inspecting officer asked a driver/mechanic "Is it pinking?"

On receiving the reply "No."

PHB says "Well, get it pinking right away!"

Hands up those who think Scott Adams makes it all up.

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