<VV> U-joint torque

John Beck jb30343 at windstream.net
Tue Nov 10 11:32:37 EST 2020

Torque wrench dude might be overdoing it but he's likely the guy I would 
want working on my car.  When I bought my Toyota 4Runner, I had to 
prepay for 2 years of dealer maintenance.  I brought it in at the first 
service interval.  When I got home, I checked the torque on the lug 
nuts.  They ranged from 45 - 95 foot pounds.  The dealer gave me some 
lame excuse about maybe their torque wrench needed to be calibrated.  
The first batch of F-111 fighters was rejected by the Air Force because 
General Dynamics didn't provide a torque specification for a specific 
fastener.  General Dynamics solved their problem.  I think Performance 
Toyota is beyond help.  --J.B.

Vairtec Corporation via VirtualVairs wrote:
> There are two longtime members in my local club who hold views on 
> torque values that are opposite extremes.
> One of them uses a torque wrench on EVERYTHING.  I joke that he even 
> uses a torque wrench on the tire valve caps.
> The other does not own a torque wrench and simply tightens things by 
> hunch.
> Over the decades neither of them has been stranded at the side of the 
> road any more often than the other.
> So who's right?  I defer to Seth's quote from /Everyday People/.
> --Bob
> Seth Emerson wrote:
>> Remember "Sly and the Family Stone" when it comes to bolts. 
>> "Different strokes, for different folks!"
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