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Is there a work-around for a lack of clearance to use my torque-wrench?

I watched a video of one guy doing the timing belt on a K7m engine. In it, he removed the tire and engine guard in the wheel well to gain access. I couldn't finish watching it to see how he torqued ...
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When to use threadlocker?

It depends on the vehicle but it's not uncommon to see threadlocker specified for assembly. Use threadlocker when it's called for. Today many modern vehicles use one-time-only fasteners instead of ...
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Is 96 inch pounds a lot of force?

My guess is you have already overtightened them and you should really disassemble the manifold and identify why it didn’t seal correctly. Don’t just tighten more. You may need to get a new gasket. ...
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Bolt torque estimation based on angle and material

This can be calculated with any bolt calculator, although if you want it in degrees as opposed to Newton meters, you need to calculate a bit more. First, use a bolt calculator, tell the exact ...
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How much does extension bar reduce torque wrench accuracy?

Using any extension requires attention to details when torque is applied. As long as the extension is directly inline/perpendicular along the fastener axis and a hand placed to counteract the applied ...
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How much does extension bar reduce torque wrench accuracy?

There is no escaping the fact using an extension will reduce the accuracy of your torque. In this case, what you have to do is mitigate the inaccuracy as much as possible. The way you do this is by ...
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When to use threadlocker?

The main places I have seen the required use of Threadlocker or Retaining Compound (e.g. Loctite 638) specified in a car repair manual is on the splines of driveshafts. I have also seen a band of ...
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