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Old 05-28-2010, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by 540 M-Sport View Post
Get a 3/8 or 1/4" wrench with like a 60 to 70lb/ft setting max (these are usually calibrated in inch/lbs rather than ft/lbs, and two other pieces of advice. Buy a high quality one, not a sears or harbor freight.
Oh my! Now you tell me!

The only reason I used the bigger one was that the 36mm 6pt socket was half inch so I used the same torque wrench for the oil-filter cap as for the oil-pan bolt.

What do you think of these torque wrenches, in terms of accuracy?

Since I have more than one torque wrench, do you think I can test them against each other by putting one on each end of a single two-headed bolt made up by joining two large bolts tail to tail?

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