That is a neat tool. All my torque wrenches came with certificates, and I have sent them back to the manufacturer periodically for recert and calibration, but that would be less expensive...just send them back when they get out of calibration.Harbor Freight sells left hand drill bits.
As for checking your torque wrenches I bought this 10 years ago for around $30 IIRC.
It comes with a cert of calibration. All 3 of my torque wrenches are +/- 2 ft-lb.
Yeah. I asked my shop to fix my one bolt today. They couldn’t fit me in. Made an appointment for next week. They asked me if I wanted to do them all, I said yeah. I didn’t realize how much they cost. Then I felt like I could not double back. This is my G30 M550 shop. They have been good to me on all my M550 mods. It’s close to my work and convenient to fix while I wait. I’d have to leave the car where I bring the E39. I just want it fixed. Probably going to cost me a couple of hundred.Your replacing all of them?
Rein should be fine or go to a junkyard if you have time.
I know the owner pretty well at this shop in terms of his reasoning. We were communicating all over email. I am pretty certain his thinking is, the car is 18 years old, original lugs, there is no way he should have snapped a lug, they could all benefit from replacement.But we are talking about only one snapped lug, right ? So if your shop can extract it, you can replace it yourself, it costs only about $5 at Napa,
OTOH, as cn90 puts it....why not ??
So this is the strange part. I had torqued 19 out of the 20 bolts successfully. They all “clicked”. This bolt just didn’t click. All other bolts were mostly already torqued enough by me and the wrench in the trunk. The didn’t require much of any torquing to click. This one just didn’t click. I stopped and went back to an already torqued bolt to make sure the tool was still set correctly. It clicked again on that bolt. So I though maybe I didn’t tighten this one enough and went at it.If one screw was abused badly enough to break, why were the others treated differently, or were they?
Thanks Jay. I appreciate the offer. I had already committed to a new lug set. Probably over kill but they are all 19 years old. Thank for the tip on removal of the bits. Will be going in this Friday. Hopefully easy.You need bolts I have a bag of them in the garage PM me and let me know how many you want. As for the one snapped off you can take the wheel and rotor off in about ten minutes and it you can get at the remainder with a vice grip you are done in less than half an hour.
Frankly, these "easy out" tools and gizmos work only on youtube videos....LOL......
You may need another tool to remove the stud, called an "easy out".