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MrGPz
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PostSubject: looking for torque wrench   Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:44 am

Repco has a 40% off sale tomorrow, i am looking at getting a torque wrench and sockets, maybe
I have good quality sockets Koken both 1/2" and 1/4", should i get a 3/8" set as well?
What type of torque wrench? what size?
recommendations?
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Charlie J
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PostSubject: Re: looking for torque wrench   Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:33 am

Deflection beam torque wrench,bit dearer but accurate for life when used as intended. I have a 3/8drive Warren and brown, this goes to 110 Nm. Enough range except the alternator pulley nut. This from memory is 300Nm.
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PostSubject: Re: looking for torque wrench   Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:07 am

Some nuts inside the 8V need 150Nm. Just sayin.
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PostSubject: Re: looking for torque wrench   Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:40 am

MrGPz, I should have left my initial reponse to the reccomendation of the deflection beam torque wrench. If you conult your workshop manual you will find all the torque settings. As Beetle pointed out the 3/8 drive wont be big enough but 1/2 will. The deflection type have no springs and are much easier to set.
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PostSubject: Re: looking for torque wrench   Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:10 pm

Yeah i like the deflection type, i do have a click adjustment type, but it is hard to set and i am not sure if i have done it properly,
I see you can get digital readout ones, anyone happy with these?
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PostSubject: Re: looking for torque wrench   Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:21 pm

I have click type. Three in in-lbs, one in kg-cm and one in Nm. How's that for confusing?
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PostSubject: Re: looking for torque wrench   Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:56 pm

You can buy Digital torque wrench adapters to fit on a standard 3/8 or 1/2 inch drive ratchet or drive bar. Can be set to beep at reaching set torques etc , but the one I had failed a calibration check. Was only 2 years old and not much use either. Cheaper than a normal torque wrench, but the quality was shite. maybe there's better available now ?
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PostSubject: Re: looking for torque wrench   Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:13 pm

I don't think you should skimp on a torque wrench. Your life may depend on it.
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