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 Post subject: Aka End cap failure
PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:06 am 
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Hey guys, yesterday while disassembling my AI yesterday, I had 3 out of the 4 aka end caps get stuck in my Amas. Has anybody else experienced something similar and what did ya do to fix it?

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 Post subject: Re: Aka End cap failure
PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:24 pm 
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I've had it happen from time to time. I've tried gluing them, but the slowly work out. I check them now when dissembling the boats and "tap" them back in. I have been thinking about drilling a small hole and pinning them in, but haven't yet.

It seems the order you dissemble the ama from the aka makes a bit of difference on how easily the ama "let go" of the aka caps.

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 Post subject: Re: Aka End cap failure
PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:51 pm 
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i thought maybe it might have something to do with pressure build up in the Amas on a hot day, which would squeeze the akas. Maybe opening the bungs before pulling the akas out might help. What glue did you use?

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