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Old 01-07-2020, 08:02 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by RayPooley View Post
Not only is that cr*p it doesn't even make any sense. You are arguing for ZERO CONTROL over a controlled approach to the application of force. Like THAT makes sense. Who cares if you stuff a torque wrench? (which you're not actually going to do). Torque wrenches are a hell of a lot cheaper to replace than a cylinder head.
A few variables to consider here before jumping to any conclusions:

1. Not all torque wrenches work in reverse. If one were to assume theirs did when it actually didn't...they would effectively be using a mini breaker bar on seized spark plugs.

2. What if the calibration is off (which impacts many wrenches)? You could easily be applying double the torque that you set the wrench to, especially if setting the torque on the lower end.

The only torque wrench I'd be comfortable using in this application is a beam-style one, which provides the most control possible.
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