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Old 19 Jun 2019, 03:13 pm
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Default Advice on torque wrench

Need to purchase torque wrench.
I already decided on brand, but stumble at the "range".
I think 1/2 drive should be good enough,
for once in a while 'bellow the hood" enthusiast.
What Range- ft-lb. / Nm would You advice?

A. 10-150 ft.-lb. or B. 25-250 ft.-lb.

can some one verify torque value and gap for spark plugs
"champion copper plugs", mine already preset to .42

Thank You.
2002 Limited
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Old 19 Jun 2019, 06:09 pm
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Default Re: Advice on torque wrench

My experience:

I have older beam-type torque wrenches.
1/2" drive goes to 150 ft-lb
3/8" drive goes to 300 in-lb (50 ft-lb)

The 1/2" drive is sufficient for all but some of the larger suspension fasteners.
The 3/8" drive fills in for many smaller fasteners.

I'd say get the higher range 1/2" drive and get a 3/8" drive to fill in the lower range.
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Old 19 Jun 2019, 09:38 pm
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Default Re: Advice on torque wrench

Thank You for reply.
After careful consideration,
choose to go with 3/8 drive,
with values torque range
(10-80 ft.-lb./13.6-108.5 Nm)
Reason, checked torques for parts needed to used for,
does not exceed above parameters.
Most important, when using PT manual, make sure
how parts to be torque noted..., as an example, chapter 1 list spark plugs torque at 156. On the top
of the torque table, all parts list torque in foot/pounds,but
looking down at the spark plugs, torque value noted in inch/pound.

Once again Thank You.


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