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How to buy a torque wrench

How to buy a torque wrench Many DIYers ignore the need to use a torque wrench on fasteners and as a result they often overtighten and strips components, studs and threads in aluminum cylinder heads and engines. That’s a HUGE mistake. You create more problem by not using a torque wrench. Here’s how to buy a torque wrench. Plus, many of the newer fasteners are either “prevailing torque” or “torque-to-yield” types that must be tightened exactly to the proper torque and torque angle. Failure to follow the manufacturer’s directions can … Read More

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