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dreamzx93 04-20-2013 01:00 PM

Torque wrench needed on flywheel?
 
My torque wrench only goes to 80lbs. Has anyone installed clutch and fly without tw? Will it work or will I have an uneven fly/clutch?

Thanks

Jerry Bransford 04-20-2013 01:20 PM

A torque wrench that only goes to 80 ft-lbs? Is that a 3/8" drive? If so, that size just isn't as useful as a 1/2" drive ratchet wrench is that can be used on other items like the lug nuts. So yep, I'd go get a 1/2" drive clicker style torque wrench so the flywheel bolts torqued to their proper 105 ft-lbs. tightness.

A decent quality 1/2" clicker style (easier than a bar-style) torque wrench that goes to 150 ft-lbs. or higher isn't expensive, I only paid $20 for mine from Harbor Freight Tools & its quality is much better than I expected. I have been using HFT's torque wrenches (3/8" and 1/2") for 15 years & their accuracy and repeatability is more than good enough for what we use them for on our Jeeps. A skeptical buddy was surprised when my HFT torque wrench tightened bolts to the exact same tightnesses his Craftsman torque wrench did.

MountainRoad 04-24-2013 10:30 PM

I can also attest to HFT torque wrenches. I also learned the hard way (sheared a bolt right in half! :facepalm: ) that you want to use a torque wrench that has the torque spec you want well within its range - NOT near the end of it. I think accuracy drops near the minimum and maximum of the wrenches range.

Also I would definitely want that flywheel secured to the proper torque. You wouldn't want that disc-o-death to come loose! :eek:


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