Posted October 09, 2005 - 09:46 PM
Posted October 09, 2005 - 10:16 PM
...was wondering if you bother torquing the cam cover etc...
ABSOLUTELY!!! Go to Sears, Lowe's, Home Depot or hijack the Snap-On truck, but get the proper tools. If you can afford $6000+/- for a bike, then $80 for a torque wrench in the correct range ought not to scare you. Then again I've seen my white trash neighbors do some amazing things with vise grips and a 12 oz hammer when they're working under the hood of their primer grey '72 Nova ...SC
Posted October 10, 2005 - 02:49 AM
It goes from 5 - 80 Ft - Lb / 6.8 - 108.5 Nm.
I can't remember how much it was, like $60 or something.
If you are talking about the camshaft caps, then yes I use the torque wrench.
(you can get the wrench from Sear's or Home Depot )
Posted October 10, 2005 - 03:40 AM
i havnt used a torque wrench, i have a kincrome one, got it from bunnings for about $60. the reason i didnt use it is because i dont have the crow foot attatchment, and was too lazy to find one, i think the caps are only about 10Nm anyway, so 'just' tight should be ok??
ill prob try and use it next time
Posted October 10, 2005 - 05:38 AM
Posted October 10, 2005 - 05:45 AM
Oooops.....I see now you are in Australia. Sorry mate
See if there is a harbor freight tools in your area. I picked up three of them for different drives/ranges for under $60 and surprisingly they are good quality.
Posted October 10, 2005 - 06:43 AM
Posted October 10, 2005 - 08:44 AM
Posted October 10, 2005 - 02:44 PM
Posted October 10, 2005 - 03:19 PM
Posted October 10, 2005 - 07:17 PM
Posted October 10, 2005 - 07:59 PM
Invest the money in both an inch-pound and foot-pound (go figure the metric equiv.) torque wrenches.... I personally have one in-lbs, and two ft-lbs... one for lower torques, and the other for higher torques. I have never used the "click" type, and prefer the scaled/ dial type: zero-ability.
Just my two cents...
Posted October 12, 2005 - 03:19 PM