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Old 10-22-2019, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by tboneheller View Post
You should be using a beam-style torque wrench to test that if you want accurate numbers.
I probably have four or five torque wrenches, but the only beam one I have is a 1/4" drive for very low torque, like inch pounds when working on a carb. Even after doing this stuff for a good 45 years I simply can not torque something down to less than ten ft/lbs and get it anywhere near right. In fact, I'm more likely to crack whatever it is I'm torquing. Any my "clickable" inch/lb torque wrench doesn't click loudly enough for me to feel or hear it, so it's pretty much useless. But, for this particular project, accuracy wasn't all that important. A range of a couple of ft/lbs is good enough.
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