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#1 Rupert Nel

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 04:38 AM

Hi guys,


I am trying to figure out what the problem is here:




All screws have been checked, but still get this wiggle from the top stage with the post.


Never dealt with something like this before.


Any advise/help to get this sorted will be much appreciated.





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#2 Jarrett P. Morgan

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 12:20 PM

take off the top stage and make sure it is seated flush on the post? I have seen a topstage like that on a MK-V carbon fiber post that didn't sit quite right. It didn't have play, but it wasn't level. Perhaps the two pieces have a bit of a gap in them?


The other thought I have is perhaps the screws are a bit too long. If they bottom out they will feel tight, but won't be able to tighten down enough to hold the top stage on.

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#3 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 05:01 PM

Could be that the aluminium plug in the end of the post has come loose. The bonding may have broken. There should be a few grub screws in there too, or pins to keep it in place which is why its not coming completely off.

Take the stage off and re insert the screws and get some leverage on it. see if it's moving.

Or as Jarrett said screws might be too long, but less likely if you have had it working in the past.

Good luck.



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#4 Rupert Nel

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 03:42 AM

Thanks Richard and Jarret for taking the time to look at the vid.


Will look into your suggestions and revert back here.



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#5 Kevin Andrews SOC

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 03:10 PM

Yup, same thing happened to my EFP after a few years of use. There is a screw that faces forward recessed into the front of the top stage. Tighten and enjoy. It controls the play or lack thereof in the top stage x-y assembly.

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