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I stored my click torque wrench in a mid-high setting. Is it ruined?

If you have one of these, you could easily test it yourself. I admit: this is not the most accurate way to measure the callibration, but it's probably the easiest way to give you a rough idea. (Image ...
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Which fasteners need the most torque? Will just one torque wrench with a wide torque range be enough?

TBH with you, unless I'm doing some serious wrenching, about the only thing I use a torque wrench on is the wheel lugs. Beyond that, it's all done by feel. Obviously I'll use one for things like ...
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Which fasteners need the most torque? Will just one torque wrench with a wide torque range be enough?

Another application that is common for torque wrenching is axle nut installation. If you anticipate doing suspension work of any kind, you will need a torque wrench that exceeds 150 ft lbs. I have a ...
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I stored my click torque wrench in a mid-high setting. Is it ruined?

Buy a beam-type torque wrench. It is the way these click-type torque wrenches are calibrated, because beam-type torque wrenches never go out of calibration. You can use the beam-type wrench whenever ...
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Subaru crosstrek, forester, impreza, outback 8 bolt valve cover tightening sequence

The sequence shown below works for the (XV) Crosstrek, Impreza, and Forester (and possibly others) if it has the 8 bolt pattern for the valve cover. Tighten in order from 1 to 8. Good videos for ...
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Which fasteners need the most torque? Will just one torque wrench with a wide torque range be enough?

I'd like to know whether I'm likely to come across fasteners that need more torque than the wheel nuts. If so, I may have to buy two more torque wrenches - one for higher torque and one for lower. ...
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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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