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The engine has to be able to sustain operation smoothly (enough power to run itself and the gadgets you may have attached to it). It should be in a reasonable range for the accessories themselves at normal load: too low and the alternator won't charge, so you would run the battery down while idling, too low and you won't get enough oil pressure. Now, ...


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Torque the bolt to the required torque. Then mark the head of the bolt with a marker or pen. This way you can visually check the angle. This is commonly used to ensure bolts are torqued during assembly.


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I'm going to buck the other two answers and tell you DO IT RIGHT OR DON'T DO IT. It is very important to torque your head bolts correctly. The actual preferred method for attaining the proper torque is by figuring out the fastener stretch, not by using a torque wrench. When torquing, you are applying a clamping load on the object you are torquing. You can ...


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You have several options: The internet is a vast resource ... use your Google-Fu and figure it out. You can always ask on here. There are enough of us on here we can get you the torque value for your fastener. You can use the following torque chart from the Bolt Depot: If all else fails, get a dial indicated torque wrench. Put it on the fastener and ...


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If you don't have access to a torque angle gauge (as rpmerf recommends) or space is tight, here is one possible way estimate the angle with a ratchet: Find a ratchet that fits Without any socket on the ratchet, rotate the square drive head 180° by hand while counting the number of clicks felt. [My own 1/2"-drive ratchet clicks 36 times in a 180° sweep, so ...


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90° = quarter turn. 180° = half turn. It's alright if you are off a few degrees. I typically start with the breaker bar perpendicular (straight out) and do quarter turns, or have it straight off to the left. Just keep yourself parallel or perpendicular to where you start. DO NOT USE A TORQUE WRENCH. It's bad for the torque wrench to turn after its ...



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