Torque Setting in Manual
Posted December 24, 2007 - 02:56 AM
I replaced the oil filter and when replacing the cover I broke off on one the bolts
with the torque wrench which was set to 10mn as per the manual.
The other 2 bolts did not break but were stressed and were pretty close to breaking point and will need replacing.
Either my torque wrench is not calibrated correct or the manual's setting are incorect.
Any thought or experience regarding this.
Posted December 24, 2007 - 03:37 AM
Posted December 24, 2007 - 06:45 AM
Posted December 24, 2007 - 07:34 AM
With some of the smaller bolts that see a lot of removal/installation, you don't really need to torque them. I just put a good amount of wrist into it, especially if the part has a gasket. All you need to do is deform the gasket a little bit to create the seal. I use this method for the oil filter, oil drain plugs, seat bolts, tank bolts, carb bolts, etc. Never had a leak, never lost a bolt ...SC
After snapping a couple of 6mm bolts with the torque wrench, I went to this method, no more problems.
Posted December 24, 2007 - 08:55 AM
Posted December 24, 2007 - 10:46 AM
Posted December 24, 2007 - 07:04 PM