Torque Wrench anybody????
Posted October 19, 2002 - 09:01 AM
Posted October 19, 2002 - 09:15 AM
Torqueing the camshaft cap bolts that you are speaking of is out of range of most 3/8 wrenches. If yoy get a 3/8 that does go down that small, it will most likely not have a high enough range for other applications. A 3/8 wrench usually won't fit into the small space there anyway. I use a 1/4 torque wrench. Most of the ones you find will be much more expensive than the 3/8 drives. My advice is to search ebay and buy a good used one. They go for cheap because not many people need a torque wrench that small.
Posted October 19, 2002 - 11:25 AM
Get yourself a 3/8" drive inch pound torque wrench. These type offer peak needles to check the torque value in hard to reach places. They offer very low settings and some models will go up to 288 or 20ft-lbs or more.
Guess I don't have to tell you to divide X 12 for foot pounds.
Posted October 19, 2002 - 12:13 PM
Posted October 19, 2002 - 01:54 PM
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Posted October 19, 2002 - 08:52 PM
There is nothing like using quality tools - though you can get a very nice Warren & Brown Torque Wrench in Australia (model 320500) you can get two adaptors for it, 1/4 and 3/8" heads - I have this one, it is a very nice unit...
Posted October 19, 2002 - 09:29 PM
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Posted October 21, 2002 - 01:44 AM
After reading the torque wrench memos, I realised that it would be good to have one. I used to fixe up my bikes at home for years without one. But after my 1st oil change, and fiddling with small bolts in expensive magnesium casing. I saw the light .
Posted October 21, 2002 - 07:33 AM
Posted October 22, 2002 - 06:14 PM