Automotive Dictionary: Collets

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Automotive Dictionary: Collets


Throughout this site we use many technical terms, and given the breadth of readership our site enjoys, sometimes we are remiss and incorrectly assume everyone knows what we are referring to. For those that do not, here are some explanations of the technical terms use.
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Collets


Collets
Collets Metal keys to secure one component to another. The most common type of collet is found on valve stems where half-conical steel items fit into a recess cut into the valve stem and are retained by the pressure of the valve spring.
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