I recently regasketed and basically did an overhaul and tune up of my Egg. Here's what I am seeing:
I took the whole rig apart and cleaned it up. Put the hinge on the lower half, tightened the band but loosened (to finger loose) all of the bolts on the hinge unit itself. I seated the dome squarely on the bottom unit and tightened the band for the dome. With bands seated and tight, I then proceeded to tighten down all of the hinge bolts. And I mean I put my back into it. Now, when I lift the dome and lower it, it comes down slightly off to the left in front with a 2-credit-card width gap across the back.
Not a big deal, as she cooks as well as ever, but I am losing a little smoke in the back. Is this a warped hinge? Am I "over-tightening" (should I leave some of the hinge bolts looser?)