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My manual calls for some items to be torqued to in-lbs.

How is this determined?

I have a torque wrench that messures ft -lbs.

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JLOPEZ
 

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ovanay elinquentday
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Dividing by 12 will do it. On the other hand, the bottom end of your ft-lb wrench isn't likely to go low enough. Sounds like an excuse for a new tool!
 

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Yup, I agree. You will find you need at least one more torque wrench to cover off the in/lbs. Some of the specs are pretty low and your ft/lb torque wrench may not be as accurate at the bottom end. Who can be unhappy about more tools :clap:

I always torque to the lower number. If the spec says 55-70 in/lbs I tourque to 55. I also move up in increments, torque to 25 then 55.
 

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I thought the top number was what you were supposed to torque to, with the bottom being what you "checked" to later to be sure it hadn't come loose?
 

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GPO03FatBoy said:
Dividing by 12 will do it. On the other hand, the bottom end of your ft-lb wrench isn't likely to go low enough. Sounds like an excuse for a new tool!
@gree:

I believe you are not suppose to use the first and last 2% of the settings as well.
 

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I just crank it until I hear it crack, then back off 1/4 turn. :blink:
 
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