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#1 (permalink)      4/25/2016 11:07:59 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Quality Control Problems Hotcig GT 2
Please see attached image. NOTE: My image did not appear. I need advice on how to insert an image please.

I have not used this Taifun yet because I cannot insert the cap sleeve. I had a lot of trouble removing it and now it won't go back. Also the positive and negative posts are not aligned. Not only have I not tried it yet I am not sure that I trust it.



http://imgur.com/RvVRJ3F

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Click on the button second from right above the reply window and you get image tags [img][/img] put http://imgur.com/RvVRJ3F in between the tags.
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#3 (permalink)      4/25/2016 11:36:02 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Thank you cmj55. I did put the link in between the img tags but my image did not appear. I have now changed to a different image sharer site (xomf) which is just drag and drop and I don't have to register. xomf worked fine.
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try to remove the screws and tubes and reverse their positions on the bridge, may be that...
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Thank you for your reply vitrolles. I have tried what you suggested. There is one long screw and one shorter screw. The tubes also seem to be one longer and the other shorter. The trouble is I cannot get the longer tube out and if I put the shorter screw in this tube, the screw does not secure, it just keeps turning. There is also a white plastic piece that I think has come from this area but I'll be damned if I can fathom out or connect it anywhere. It seems to be made of the same material that is put into the airflow hole in order to reduce it but it is shorter and has a wider circumference (5mm x 3.5mm approx). The strange thing is, when the longer screw is secured in its tube it's the one that is shortest on the deck.


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It's supposed to be offset like that.
#7 (permalink)      4/25/2016 12:54:32 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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It's supposed to be offset like that.



The Taifun User Manual does not show offset posts. Neither does FastTech images or any Google images that I have seen.

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This can help... I hope.
https://michel-argouet.fr/project/absoluto/
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panny2406 wrote:

The Taifun User Manual does not show offset posts. Neither does FastTech images or any Google images that I have seen.



That's true. I've got 2 of the Hotcig's and a buddy has 1. They all look like this.

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Pics of full base plz. U say u miss the white washer dat goes underneath the Deck to keep the threads from bending. Peace
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Thank you MichelArgouet - a brilliant diagram which has help me understand more.

I now know what is causing the misaligned posts but don't know how to cure it. I can push the positive tube up from the bottom so that it is level with the other post. However, when I turn the screw down to secure it the tube goes down also and part of the tube comes out the bottom. As you can see in the pictures:






I still have the second problem in that I cannot push the cap sleeve down but first things first.

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