*Quick story: I replace many parts on my 02 Ford Escape but there's still a vacuum leak. Today I spray carb cleaner on lower intake and found where the leak is coming from. I must not have put the lower intake on right. I didn't have a torque wrench so I just tightened them down over several rounds to about out as tight as they would go. But this time I am going to try using the proper torque spec (hand tight 45.5" lbs 96" lbs).
So I got a beautiful new $15 torque wrench.
But 96" lbs is right near 0 on the guage. From what I can tell it would not be very tight at all. It just seems like it won't be on there tight enough because the gentlest touch on the end of the torque wrench will get it there.
Is this normal? If I go to 96" lbs and it feels loose should I go a little tighter (200 or 300 inch pounds)?