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#23: 11-12-2012, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by EJ25subie05 View Post
those two bolts are something you do not want to use a torque wrench on, they are just way to easy to strip out. I'm speaking from experience, the threads suck there. i am saying a ratchet is better because you can actually feel when you should stop (just take it easy), with a torque wrench you can't feel it because you rely on the torque wrench and most of them are long. i have to put a bolt in mine because the threads on the turbo come out too easy
true a lot of people do over torque (i did as well) you just get a feeling for it after breaking, stripping, or not making them tight enough.
*this is all my opinion and how i do it every time, I'm not arguing here just stating my opinion.
OP let us know how it goes, hope it all goes well and you figure out something.
I do it by feeling as well. HOWEVER, I don't know what the heck kind of torque wrench you're using if you can't feel anything with it. My torque wrench is the clicking type and behaves exactly like a ratchet up to the point of release.