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Noticed tonight that my callaway X2 hot driver head screw had came loose. Screwed back in and seems okay but is it normal for the screw to loosen off after a few rounds or range sessions?
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Which screw, adjustable hosel or the one in the sole?

Regardless, and although my experience is only with TM products, I've never had this happen. Torque wrench one click and leave it alone.

I have heard of people using something other than the prescribed torque wrench and over-tightening a screw, which may cause problems.

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Ribbons of Shame for him/her then.

If you've re-assembled it with the proper tool (clicking it once) then I'd expect that you'll be fine.

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That screw came loose once on my RazrFitXtreme.    I tightened it and haven't had any  problems with it since.    I was playing in a tournament with a guy who had the same thing happen to his Xhot Driver.   Right after he teed off on the 18th tee is when he noticed it was loose.   We tightened it up and he hasn't had any issues since.   You commenting on it makes the third time and third different Callaway driver I have heard of to experience it.   I wonder if these things need to go through something similar to what happens when you put new aluminum wheels on a car (have to retighten once after a few miles of driving)..

Anyway, if you got it tight and heard the click, you should be good to go.   I still check mine periodically but it hasn't come loose again.

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That screw came loose once on my RazrFitXtreme.    I tightened it and haven't had any  problems with it since.    I was playing in a tournament with a guy who had the same thing happen to his Xhot Driver.   Right after he teed off on the 18th tee is when he noticed it was loose.   We tightened it up and he hasn't had any issues since.   You commenting on it makes the third time and third different Callaway driver I have heard of to experience it.   I wonder if these things need to go through something similar to what happens when you put new aluminum wheels on a car (have to retighten once after a few miles of driving).. Anyway, if you got it tight and heard the click, you should be good to go.   I still check mine periodically but it hasn't come loose again.

That screw is the same bit on both my Callys and TM drivers, and I have used the oem torque drivers interchangably, but they are soft metal and wear out and slip where the screw is harder metal. I use a harder bit that is not on a torque slip drive now, to prevent damage to the screw, and I tighten them firmly and have not had issues.

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Thing is I remember seeing them clicking it in.


Well to be perfectly honest I wouldn't count on the calibration of these torque wrenches to be typical throughout and probably over time losing their torque value to some degree.

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Tricky we are talking INCH POUNDS, not foot pounds.  The screw size for hozle adjusting threaded into aluminum should be somewhere near 50 in/# or so.  I'd have to measure the screw and check with the chart in the Machinists Handbook to be sure.

Foot pounds is for screws much larger threading into steel.  Just click it with the tool and you should be OK.  If you are continually loosening up replace the adapter and screw.  They can wear out if continually adjusting.  Also a tiny drop of BLUE Locktite can help.  And make it a very small drop.  use a toothpick to make the drop.

I'm a mechanic by trade with an engineering degree.  Don't ask how I ended up here, a long story.  But the tool should get you there.  Don't want you to damage the club by overtorquing the screw.

Mark Shuman

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Tricky we are talking INCH POUNDS, not foot pounds.  The screw size for hozle adjusting threaded into aluminum should be somewhere near 50 in/# or so.  I'd have to measure the screw and check with the chart in the Machinists Handbook to be sure. Foot pounds is for screws much larger threading into steel.  Just click it with the tool and you should be OK.  If you are continually loosening up replace the adapter and screw.  They can wear out if continually adjusting.  Also a tiny drop of BLUE Locktite can help.  And make it a very small drop.  use a toothpick to make the drop. I'm a mechanic by trade with an engineering degree.  Don't ask how I ended up here, a long story.  But the tool should get you there.  Don't want you to damage the club by overtorquing the screw. Mark Shuman

Good point. So divide 12 inches into 50 inches and get 4.17 ft/lbs. Gotcha. Seems kinda light. Maybe because I run my torques higher I dont have a problem. It also explains why I have had so many TM and Cally OEM tool bits fail, as no designer would use a decent alloy on such a low torque value. I swear I had a girl that could generate that force with her tongue.

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On 1/16/2015 at 2:17 PM, trickyputt said:

That screw is the same bit on both my Callys and TM drivers, and I have used the oem torque drivers interchangably, but they are soft metal and wear out and slip where the screw is harder metal. I use a harder bit that is not on a torque slip drive now, to prevent damage to the screw, and I tighten them firmly and have not had issues.

This just happened to my XHot Driver.  Love the Driver but this has happened several times where it becomes loose.  Does anyone know where you can buy replacement screw bits? I can't seem to find any online, etc.

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19 hours ago, catfan38 said:

This just happened to my XHot Driver.  Love the Driver but this has happened several times where it becomes loose.  Does anyone know where you can buy replacement screw bits? I can't seem to find any online, etc.

Try a Callaway dealer or Callaway themselves.

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It sounds like the screw is stripped from the knuckleheads that tighten it 3-4 clicks instead of 1.  Also check and make sure the rubber washer is between the head of the screw and the head itself.  When I was doing Ping demos sometimes the screw would fall out of the head and the washer would get lost.  I’d have to grab a new washer to put on the screw and them put it together.

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