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Old 06-07-2014, 11:15 PM   #1
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misplaced my in-lbs torque wrench. I will be doing the clutch on my Miata here soon. Tell me to stop being a bitch and just torque the pressure plate bolts by hand instead of spending another $100 on a torque wrench

im guessing 95% of people here dont use a torque wrench on them ?
Luckly I still have my ftlb wrench so I can do the flywheel bolts to spec
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Stupid ******* *****.

1/2" Torque Wrench
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that torque wrench in the link....20-150lb range. pretty well known that torque wrenches aren't accurate at thier lower settings. The 1/2 wrench I have starts of at 20ftlb. I think I remember spec on the pressure plate bolts being 16-20ftlbs
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You're not going to win this.

3/8" Drive Click Type Torque Wrench

Now go away.
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or just tighten by hand like every man with hair on his *****
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hmmm hand tightening them I think is a better option then a HF torque wrench ?

meh maybe ill pick up a crap *** craftsman TQ wrench
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hmmm hand tightening them I think is a better option then a HF torque wrench ?

meh maybe ill pick up a crap *** craftsman TQ wrench
You're not getting it.
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I think i get it now... The HF suggestion was just trolling
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Stop being a *****, if I assembled my engine with a no-name beam type torque wrench, then you can do it too.



I didn't even know there is a torque spec for the pressure plate. Pretty sure mine has lock washers on it and those = tighten till they are flat.
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craftsman beam type torque wrench is under $20. ill just grab one of those and some loctite and stop thinking about it
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I bought the set from Harbor freight. I don't have a calibration tester for the 1/4 or 3/8 but the 1/2 is still good after using it for a couple years. Definitely worth the $15 or whatever it was on sale.
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Just tighten the ******* bolts. Torque wrenches are needed where things warp/deform when the bolts are tightened and you don't want the deformation to be too much or too little. This isn't one of those places. Here, you just don't want the bolts to come loose so tighten them like any other bolt that size. I'm assuming you can tell by feel when a bolt is tight.
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craftsman beam type torque wrench is under $20. ill just grab one of those and some loctite and stop thinking about it
New HF wrenches are typically more accurate than new Craftsman wrenches. HF torque wrenches have been compared to SnapOn when it comes to retaining their calibration over time. Craftsman does not fare as well. Stop whining, go to HF, pick up a 3/8" torque wrench, and torque the bolts.
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New HF wrenches are typically more accurate than new Craftsman wrenches. HF torque wrenches have been compared to SnapOn when it comes to retaining their calibration over time. Craftsman does not fare as well. Stop whining, go to HF, pick up a 3/8" torque wrench, and torque the bolts.
Just did alot of googling. Youre right. many reviews i read where people had thier HF wrenchs tested they were right on spec
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Hot rod magazine did a comparison a year ago and found the harbor frieght to be within the same tolerance as Matco snapon craftsman etc. the new wrench will be 15$ with the 20% off coupon
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Just did alot of googling. Youre right. many reviews i read where people had thier HF wrenchs tested they were right on spec
And circle gets the square.
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Tighten it as hard as you can. If you're not as strong, use a 4 foot long extension bar and you'll be fine. Dont trust torque wrenches, they are for pussies. Hell i broke the 3/4" bit on the front of it last time i rented one from my local napa so cant trust them to get my parts tight enough.
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Tighten it as hard as you can. If you're not as strong, use a 4 foot long extension bar and you'll be fine. Dont trust torque wrenches, they are for pussies. Hell i broke the 3/4" bit on the front of it last time i rented one from my local napa so cant trust them to get my parts tight enough.
Oh i only have a 3ft cheater bar. Think i can get them tight enough??? Guess i could go as tight as i can with the cheater then weld the bolts to the pressure plate so they won't come loose
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Btw vatozone rents torque wrenches.
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