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babock

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Posted: 01/10/18 08:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

TBammer wrote:

Yup, I saw a study showing that the cheap HF torque wrench is actually purdy darn accurate. Just make sure you back off the tightener nut on the end when storing.
I thought so too until I wiped out a fastener doing suspension work. I threw all the HF torque wrenches away and bought all new CDI wrenches.

BTW...make sure you always store your torque wrenches with the spring/dial setting the torque all the way to zero.

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abom2 wrote:

I had a wheel come off once. Found that three studs had sheared. Checked wheel on same side on the forward axle. Found two lug nuts loose.
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Yep, I am paranoid...lol


Justifiably so! When I bought my current car it was used but had new looking Goodyear tires on it. Three months later there was cracking in the sidewall of one of the tires so I had it replaced under warranty as the date code was less than a year old so even though I didn't have the receipt it was obviously covered (good tread life). A few weeks after that I had a blowout at 55, not fun. I had the spare put on and drove it directly to my favorite tire place. I told them to replace all 4 tires. They told me that those were basically brand new tires, I explained what had happened, they told me to take it to the local Goodyear shop and that they would be replaced for free. I told them there was no way in hell I was going to have any tires from that series put on my car after having a cracked sidewall and a blowout in less than a month. And before anyone asks, yes I check my tire pressure on a regular basis and make sure they are to manufacturer specs and they were not run in any kind of extreme conditions. The replacements made it to ~65k miles of their 85k mile rated life, quite good imho.


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