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How To Use A Torque Wrench For Beginners


How To Use A Torque Wrench For Beginners

How To Use A Torque Wrench For Beginners

Using a torque wrench properly is super simple! All you need to do is look up the torque specification for the bolt in your manual or online.

The correct wheel bolt spec is usually between 86 – 93 lb-feet, but I recommend using Google if you don’t know it for your car.

This is the first in a series of “how to” tutorials for beginners. I’m covering all the basics, so don’t be afraid to get your feet wet!

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  1. Fully Spooled

    July 15, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    The first time I used a torque wrench in …god…2000, I confused inch lbs and ft lbs and broke off a water pump bolt in the 4G63 block on my Talon. That was also the day I learned how to drill out broken bolts! Great vid!

  2. Zac Gobshite

    July 15, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    When's the next video on the 240sx?

  3. Wrench life 604

    July 15, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    how many duga dugas from an air impact should i tighten my wheels down to?

  4. GearHeads

    July 15, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Great video Eric!

  5. Because Miata

    July 16, 2017 at 3:48 am

    I broke not 1, but 2 bolts on my Miata valve cover because the torque specs are in inch pounds, and my wrench only does foot pounds. Since I'm too dumb to pass basic math, and do the conversion myself, I just went for "feeling". That day my feeler was broken. Dealer wanted an insane amount for replacement bolts, so I found same length / thread pitch at my local hardware store for under $1.

  6. 802 Garage

    July 16, 2017 at 7:12 am

    I have broken a ton of bolts due to rust, but I don't think I have broken one by over torquing yet.
    However another area a torque wrench is super important is any time you are tightening a steel bolt into aluminum, such as on most modern engine blocks and engine heads.
    So many people strip their block due to over tightening bolts, especially valve cover bolts for example.

  7. Shavinism

    July 16, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Good tutorial.

    I had an old car where the screws were rusty af and couldn't move the screws. Anything you can recommend for that?

  8. Eugenio Pinto

    August 10, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Why you don t start speaking slower for everybody understand you you means.
    Remember not everybody was born at your quarter.

  9. Eungjoe Kang

    August 11, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Thought you were Conan for a sec in the thumbnail.

  10. RevMatchTV

    September 1, 2017 at 1:46 am

    The Best Wheel Offset Video

  11. Daniel Bigs

    September 1, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Wrong. Two click it and go back and two click all the nuts again

  12. gunlover1955

    September 4, 2017 at 7:16 am

    If the wrench was made in China you can grind off all the markings because they are not correct anyway.

  13. pushkar madan

    September 8, 2017 at 6:46 am

    I am new to torque wrenches, planning on buying "Chicago Pneumatic CP8905 Torque Wrench" not sure how much reliable that is,
    This will be for my bike, mostly I will be using hex keys with this.
    would be great if you are able to suggest any thing.

  14. Our Sat

    September 22, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Like your video

    Sub me back

  15. Matt Brown

    October 16, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Should I use a torque wrench for rear shocks?

  16. charles johnson

    October 25, 2017 at 3:29 am


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