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    Torque Wrench

    I'm looking at buying a torque wrench and wanted to know what range of torque is good?

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    For wheel bolts?

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    Halfords | Halfords Professional Torque Wrench 60-300Nm

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    What do you want to use it for? As a general wrench a 60-300 is great. If its engine work you might need an 8-60 for the likes of head bolts etc.

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    smaller ones tend to be 3/8th inch square drive, so check you have the right sockets for that.
    Some now offer a digital output.

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    I bought a 3/8" drive torque wrench off Amazon for doing low torque bolts (it does 10-80Nm) so ideal for timing belt components, brake calliper guide pins , sump plug - that sort of thing. Was only £25 and I've been happy with it. You'll ideally want two torque wrenches to cover all the range of things on the car really (unless you spend big money on Britool or similar). I only have the small one as I'm worried about over-tightening and snapping things than under tightening big bolts.

 

 

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