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Re: Spark plug socket
- Subject: Re: Spark plug socket
- From: Marco S Hyman <marc@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2005 13:09:49 -0800
> Interesting information but I would not trust "turn of nut/bolt" alone. You
> have to pre-torque to seat everything and then the angle-torque would be
> quite accurate for THAT application. This is because you are applying a
> fixed distance to the nut/bolt and the length of bolt would affect how much
> stretching it would affect the clamping force.
I agree. And that's probably why the oilhead head torque procedure is
the way it is. I'm not anti torque wrench! I have 3 for different
load ranges and use them, even for such mundane items as spark plugs
and oil drain/filler plugs.