Thursday, June 3, 2010

Maintenance work continues!

First up today was to tighten up the belts on the foot drive system.  This task is mostly awkward than hard, since once size requires the use of a heavy set of pliers to loosen the bolts.

Next up was to remove the legs from the ankles to inspect and replace the spacers with a one-piece shim.

Right off the bat, I could tell we were going to have some issues.  Some of the threaded inserts that are in the leg had broken off...

What I thought I would try to do is this....use the GOOP adhesive on a nut and glue it in place of where the threaded bit was.  I slowly threaded in the bolt to hold it snug against the leg and left it to dry.

We'll see how that works and check on it in the morning.