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I finally bought a Snap-On electronic torque wrench:) TECH2R100, Torque Wrench, Electronic, TECHWRENCH, Fixed Head Ratchet, 5 to 100 ft. lbs., 3/8" drive

When I was cleaning the EGR Valve/tube because I got trouble code P0410 and then putting things back together with my click type 3/8" Sears torque wrench, it just seemed to not torque the bolts correctly...over tightening them. It really made me concern about the bolts being over tightening them and maybe breaking them or worry about leaking coolant from the EGR valve. When you deal with the old type of torque wrenches that has a spring inside, you have to make sure you bring the torque setting back to "0". Plus, get it calibrated ever so often to make sure it accurate.

When you have a digital one, you don't have to worry about the above problems because there is no spring. I like Snap-On 3/8" torque wrench because it starts of at 5 Ft/lbs and goes to 100 ft/lbs. I just want to make sure all bolts are tighten to the proper specs and not worry if it's too lose or if it's over tighten. I know this thing cost a lot of money, but it's well worth it if you do your own work on your cars. I could have gotten a used one on EBay and saved a few dollars, but I wanted it to be brand new. Plus, they are located in Wisconson and I got it in 2 days. I know there are other types of electric torque wrenches out there that are cheaper, but Snap-On is the best. I also have a 1/2' torque wrench, but I use that for bigger things....ie, lug nuts and such. :cool:
 

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wow- pretty damn $erious about your torque wrenches i see-
that's like torque wrench porn...
 

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wow- pretty damn $erious about your torque wrenches i see-
that's like torque wrench porn...
no joke, I love my ratchets so much I keep them under my passenger seat, who knows where I would keep that lol. I would probably seat belt it in and make all my passengers ride in the back.


"Oh shit sorry Michelle (my girlfriend) , the torque wrench called shotgun... forever"

Ah it makes me smile thinking how mad that would make her lol
 

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Great tool to have for any job on your car.....I love it. I just sold my old Sears 3/8" click type on Ebay for $30.00!! Woo Hoo!
 

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I'm probably on the top 10 list of people in dire need of a tq wrench. Skates said if I ever work on his car with him, I can only use my bare hands to tighten bolts, LOL.... I'll still probably snap a couple. Very nice wrench, but too rich for my blood. I saw the Craftsman's 3/8th for like $90 a few weeks back (reg price). It doesn't work that well? :/
 

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certain things need a torque wrench, or...not bragging in anyway, but certain things (moreso torque) i can do by hand. only because i do it for a living and know the feel of how much a certain torque is.

my boy at my job actually tried to test me on some Hummer wheel lugnuts and a couple headbolts on a freightliner. i was within 10-20ft/lbs everytime. but i still recommend torque wrenches.
 

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You make me laugh Dougefresh, but u are a wealth of info for our cars. I may need your help someday with a Cobb AP :D

I'm probably on the top 10 list of people in dire need of a tq wrench. Skates said if I ever work on his car with him, I can only use my bare hands to tighten bolts, LOL.... I'll still probably snap a couple. Very nice wrench, but too rich for my blood. I saw the Craftsman's 3/8th for like $90 a few weeks back (reg price). It doesn't work that well? :/
 
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You make me laugh Dougefresh, but u are a wealth of info for our cars. I may need your help someday with a Cobb AP :D
Glad you hear you get some chuckles! And thank you for the compliment pal :) I'm still a super-noob, but I try to learn as much as I can, and I'm happy to pass on what I do know. This is the first car forum I've ever been on, so the first time I've been exposed to all the technical stuff. Trying to keep up! Will do my best to help down the road, but I'm not a pro-tuner by any stretch ;).
 
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