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Also, if you've got aluminum 3 piece crank arms and a 4 sided bottom bracket spindle, your cranks may simply be worn out.
Each time you remove and reinstall alum. cranks on a 4 sided spindle, the cranks must press further onto the tapered spindle. Over time, you'll get to the point where you can't press it on any further, or the aluminum is widened out to where you'll never get them tight again! Sorry!
BTW, according to Shimano, for their cranks on a 4 sided spindle you need 305-435 in lbs of torque! We usually set the torque wrench to 325 and tighten.
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