Help! Recomended torque wrench range?
Posted August 27, 2003 - 08:08 AM
Posted August 27, 2003 - 08:15 AM
I think most are around this:
1/2" 0-150 ft. lbs.
3/8" 0-80 ft. lbs.
1/4" 0-200 inch lbs.
When working with the lighter torque spec'd bolts, I generally switch to the 1/4" wrench and convert the foot lbs. to inch lbs. to ensure I'm not over-torquing.
Posted August 27, 2003 - 08:17 AM
If I were to buy a torque wrench, what range in ft-lbs or N-m should I get? Thanks in advance!
You really need two. One for lower settings on cam caps (10 Nm) and pinch bolts (20 - 23 Nm) and one for the axle bolts, stem nut etc.
I wouldn't trust one wrench to go from a 100 Nm axle to a 10 Nm cam bolt. I don't think anything has a torque value above 100 Nm, and 10 Nm is the lowest I can think of...
100 Nm is about 80 ft.-lbs. I think, 10 Nm is about 7 ft.-lbs.
Hope this helps.
Posted August 27, 2003 - 08:18 AM
15-150 lb-ft 3/8" drive for most purposes
15-200 lb-in 3/8" drive mostly for the low torque settings required for suspension.
10-100 lb-in 1/4" drive low-profile for fitting between the top of the head and the top frame rail for torqueing the cam caps after valve adjustment/cam replacement.