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How to adjust a 3/8 lbs inch torque wrench

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:18 pm    Post subject:  How to adjust a 3/8 lbs inch torque wrench Reply with quote

I bought one today to redo my lim and torque the bolts to specs. For example the l67 lim bolts are to be torqued to 132 in/lbs. How do i set it to that because the numbers say 120, 260 but no 130 in between the numbers.

In the pic below i think i have it set to 120 correct?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:40 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I have no idea how you would set that one... it looks cheap though. Was it a Harbor Freight special? If so, return it and get something that will actually work.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:02 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

No i actually got it from my local autozone. I think its a great neck or duralast if i can remember correctly.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:48 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Each full turn is 10 inch pounds so if you are lined up at 120 then one more full turn up 0 to 0 should get you 130 and 2 more notches should give you 132 get it.? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:31 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

lol think i got it. Im gonna try it out.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

05imp wrote:
Each full turn is 10 inch pounds so if you are lined up at 120 then one more full turn up 0 to 0 should get you 130 and 2 more notches should give you 132 get it.? Wink


What he said.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:56 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Also when you are done, remember to fully back it off. dont leave it sit set at 130 cuz it will wear out the spring inside over time and become less accurate

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:06 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I assumed you did all your own mod work on the car, but you said you just bought this torque wrench. Did you replace an old wrench that was a different setup?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:00 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I assumed you did all your own mod work on the car, but you said you just bought this torque wrench. Did you replace an old wrench that was a different setup?


In his defense, this is an inch pound torque wrench and a good portion of the fasteners require ft/lb torque wrenches. Either way, all of the torque wrenches I own, are set this way. My dad has one with a dial to set the torque, but I feel like the one pictured is the most common.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yes i do all the work on my car now. Wish i knew 3 years ago what i do now...i wouldnt have paid so much for my l67 swap. Would have just done it myself. Yes i know about putting the settings back to normal after use.

Also purchased the husky ft./lb torque wrench from home depot earlier. So i now have both.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:03 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Lingenfelter wrote:
I assumed you did all your own mod work on the car, but you said you just bought this torque wrench. Did you replace an old wrench that was a different setup?


In his defense, this is an inch pound torque wrench and a good portion of the fasteners require ft/lb torque wrenches. Either way, all of the torque wrenches I own, are set this way. My dad has one with a dial to set the torque, but I feel like the one pictured is the most common.


Wasn't accusing, just assumed that he did not have the old style (dial) and was wondering what he did use. Turns out he had the work done elsewhere at that point... nothing wrong with that.

Without looking it up, I doubt anybody even mass-produces the dials anymore. My old man still has a dial one and I have to wonder if it is even remotely calibrated, after years and years of sitting in the basement. I surely wouldn't use it on my car.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:06 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Here is my favorite torque wrench




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