An accurate torque wrench is just that, whether it be beam or clicker type.
My Craftsman 3/8 dr.clicker is still accurate after 20 years of intermittent
use. I think I paid about $40 for it.
they are also alot cheaper and never need adjustment. clickers
Agreed. My inch pound wrench is beam type with an led and beeper that sounds
when the value is reached because I often can't get in position to see the
If you use it professionally, spend the big bucks. The average shade tree
mechanic can spend much less and still get a good wrench.
if you read the fine print on clickers, you'll see something to the
effect: accurate to +/- 3% clockwise in the upper 80% of operating
range. you'll also see "gauranteed accurate for 1 year" or so.
clickers *DO* need readjustment. for example. I am an iron worker by
trade. the bolts we use have to be tightened by one of 4 methods to
meed AISC requirements. the LEAST recommended method is by using a
torque wrench. to meet the requirements, the torque wrenches have to
be calibrated DAILY. naturally we don't use that method, but I
$150 isn't big bucks for a torque wrench. Snap-On ones go for about
$600. the bare minumum clicker I would buy would be the Craftsman
Microtork line at sears... they go for about 70 bucks. I have one of
those "parts store" $40 torque wrenches.... biggest piece of crap I
DONE!!! Thanks for the help everyone gave.
When I was done it leaked like crazy at the thermostat. What an idiot, after
five hours of working on it, I forgot to clean the last part back on!!!
Fired it up and it knocked and pinged. Apparently I didn't mark the
distributor very well. 18 degrees off! :)
She's running great now. Hope to get past the 300K mark. Just 8K to go.
Woke up in the middle of the night and remembered something about the
timing situation that I didn't mention.
Figured by marking the dist you wouldn't need to retime it
Did you first unhook the brown wire just under the carpet below the
That puts the timing into base mode and by-passes the ECM
If you didn't, that would explain the timing being off so far ..ken
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