<VV> U-joint torque
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
> 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/.
> Seth Emerson wrote:
>> Remember "Sly and the Family Stone" when it comes to bolts.
>> "Different strokes, for different folks!"
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