Product Dissection Plan for Group 26
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Product Dissection Plan
- The following is a step-by-step procedure on how to disassemble the product. All of the procedures and tools necessary are listed in the table, accompanied by images of the said step where needed.
- The difficulty of each step is labeled using a scale of 1 to 5. A task that is given a difficulty level of 1 is one that is easy and/or simple to perform, such as using a socket wrench to remove a bolt from the outside of of the engine. Conversely, a step that is given a 5 is the most difficult to perform, generally being more complex procedures with more limited amounts of space to perform them in. This product is intended to be taken apart easily for someone who is familiar with tools and engines. Each step is relatively easy; the only difficult part consists of knowing what tool to use and when you need to use it. For example, removing the flywheel is a little tricky when you first attempt to disassemble the product. Once the flywheel is hit a few times with a rubber mallet however, it loosens up and easily comes apart.
- The tools necessary are a basic metric socket set (only the 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 13mm, and 22mm sockets are needed), a rubber mallet, and open-end wrenches. A pair of pliers and a funnel are optional tools.
Types of Fasteners Used
- The fasteners that are used in this product are bolts, nuts, wing nuts, cotter pins, and clamps. Each fastener has a different purpose and function. Bolts and nuts are used to keep things together extremely tightly. Cotter pins are used to keep something from falling out but still able to freely rotate. Clamps are used for hoses to keep them from leaking and coming apart.