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Torque Wrench

Yannis Nov 26, 2013

  1. Yannis

    Yannis Member

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

    Boydie Boycie VCDS Map User

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  3. RS5UK

    RS5UK Member

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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.
     
  4. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  5. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Have a very good one and comes with extension bar.
     
  6. A3_130

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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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