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Old 03-25-2018, 09:20 PM   #1
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New Torque Wrench

Anyone had experience with these?

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-micro...p-00931425000P

Looking for a torque wrench for my upcoming 12 valve rebuild.
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:49 PM   #2
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I have used this one in 3/8 version and it was pretty close to my snap on one
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Old 03-25-2018, 10:47 PM   #3
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Awesome,

I have to buy two different torque wrenches to cover all the torque specs...do not wanna drop 3-400 X 2 if I don't have too...thats a few go fast parts I could upgrade
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Old 03-25-2018, 10:50 PM   #4
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Awesome,

I have to buy two different torque wrenches to cover all the torque specs...do not wanna drop 3-400 X 2 if I don't have too...thats a few go fast parts I could upgrade
Look up tekton on Amazon they make good stuff as well I use to use their products on the road held a calibration well getting bounced around
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:51 PM   #5
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Yea I checked them out....just made me nervous having no experience with them. At least craftsman brand I know.

But they do have a lot of good reviews....Might be the way to go.
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:53 PM   #6
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I mean for $40 you’re not really risking much (on the wrench itself).
Throw it on a test cell or even just compare it to someone that spent 10+ times that on one to see where it’s at.


If you want a little more,
https://www.amazon.com/Precision-Ins.../dp/B002XMSFIM is good, I have the expensive colored one (tqfr250e @$389)
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:58 PM   #7
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I mean for $40 youíre not really risking much (on the wrench itself).
Throw it on a test cell or even just compare it to someone that spent 10+ times that on one to see where itís at.


If you want a little more,
https://www.amazon.com/Precision-Ins.../dp/B002XMSFIM is good, I have the expensive colored one (tqfr250e @$389)
Like that one, but it dosent go low enoughf....18 ft lbs is an important number on the 12 valve.
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:20 PM   #8
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I must’ve missed that memo.
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Like that one, but it dosent go low enoughf....18 ft lbs is an important number on the 12 valve.
Worrying about an exact 18ft lbs is a waste of time.
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:15 PM   #10
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Worrying about an exact 18ft lbs is a waste of time.
I understand this, but what is the acceptable?

This is why I am willing to buy a less than snap on torque wrench.

I do not believe the engine will explode if 18# is 19# but it can't be 40# either.

I found a few that will go down to 20# and high enough to do studs and pump gear.
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If your wanting to be accurate around 20 ft lbs then a 1/2” drive is not the answer.
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I don’t think I’ve ever even worried about what I assume is probably the oil/water/intake junk is torqued to, unless it’s threaded into aluminum.
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:39 AM   #13
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Get a cheap 1/2" drive rated for the mains, rods, and head. The rest just use common sense and feel.
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Old 03-27-2018, 05:53 AM   #14
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Get a cheap 1/2" drive rated for the mains, rods, and head. The rest just use common sense and feel.


Unless youíre building a rocket ship, this is rule of thumb.
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Common sense and feel works great until whatever it was you installed heat cycles, and then your uneven torque causes seal creep or component distortion.

%5 torque variance isn't a bad number. You won't ever be able to hit an exact number for various reasons.

That doesn't mean I torque everything, either. 😁

I think my wrenches are all 3 rebrands of Precision Tools.

I understand the good reviews from sears, but are those reviews from hardcore users or from home consumers?

In our shop, we've all been slowly migrating to the digital wrenches. Our guy that comes and does our mandatory calibrations claims he almost never has to correct them.

I personally don't like micrometer type wrenches. I prefer the style with the small dial face and side knob.







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My battery rattle gun and my finger are calibrated to + or - .05lbs.
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Common sense and feel works great until whatever it was you installed heat cycles, and then your uneven torque causes seal creep or component distortion.

%5 torque variance isn't a bad number. You won't ever be able to hit an exact number for various reasons.

That doesn't mean I torque everything, either. 😁

I think my wrenches are all 3 rebrands of Precision Tools.

I understand the good reviews from sears, but are those reviews from hardcore users or from home consumers?

In our shop, we've all been slowly migrating to the digital wrenches. Our guy that comes and does our mandatory calibrations claims he almost never has to correct them.

I personally don't like micrometer type wrenches. I prefer the style with the small dial face and side knob.

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This is kinda where I am at with it.

I feel like I am a home user but doing pro work.

I just refuse to blow gaskets,warp something or cause premature failure by not doing it right the first time or using a sup par tool.

I get that the valve cover being exactly 18ftlb probably isn't make or break but there are some oil system and internal bolts that should be in the ballpark. Cummins says 18 for a reason instead of "until snug"

I also am more worried about the wrench being accurate enough on the bigger numbers where it definitely matters (mains, head, rods)
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:56 AM   #18
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I have the full line of the new style Snapon digital. For me it makes since since many of my jobs have TTY bolts. At home I have my retired mix of Snapon beam style and first generation digital ones. There’s a guy I work with that has one that look old like the one that someone suggested from Amazon, I’ll see if I can talk him into taking it to the Snapon truck Friday and test it on my guys torque tester thing. I’m sure it’ll pass the test.

Then I’ll test JasonC’s method.....
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New Torque Wrench

Just went through this also, ended up with Husky brand from Home Depot. Came with a calibration sheet. Better than the craftsman and harbor freight. Not as expensive as the big names. Picked up 3/8 and 1/2.

Iíve got beam style for where they fit too so that played into the decision.


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