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Old 03-11-2004, 07:05 PM   #1
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$28.99 for a torque wrench... did I was my $

I made this big decision was gonna take our Airstream into the Ford dealer (at the same time I got service of the E) and they were ready and have the lug bolts torqued and the brakes adjusted....

And then I thought about the cost of the one-time torquing and the brake adjusting and decided I would do the cost effective thing....

Now tell me again....is it just like my '51 Chevy....you use a screw driver and rotate the wheels and get them sort of tight with the drums and then back off a wee?

On the torquing....85 lbs. right? This torque wrench I have ordered is from Toolsource.com and it is a CTI??? in LA or Sacramento....don't know which....comes with a case must really be a delicate instrument, right....

Did I do the right thing?
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Old 03-11-2004, 07:10 PM   #2
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Re: $28.99 for a torque wrench... did I was my $

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I made this big decision was gonna take our Airstream into the Ford dealer (at the same time I got service of the E) and they were ready and have the lug bolts torqued and the brakes adjusted....

And then I thought about the cost of the one-time torquing and the brake adjusting and decided I would do the cost effective thing....

Now tell me again....is it just like my '51 Chevy....you use a screw driver and rotate the wheels and get them sort of tight with the drums and then back off a wee?

On the torquing....85 lbs. right? This torque wrench I have ordered is from Toolsource.com and it is a CTI??? in LA or Sacramento....don't know which....comes with a case must really be a delicate instrument, right....

Did I do the right thing?
I am not 100% sure about the brake adjustment, but it sounds good. The torque wrench should be good enough to be acceptable for what you want to do with it, after all, you are not assembling an engine, or performing brain surgery with it, so the cheapie-deapie should do fine.
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Old 03-11-2004, 07:14 PM   #3
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Torque wrenches

Kistler,
I read the latest brake adjustment specs from Dexter, and yeah, hasn't changed a bit.
If you want to get fancy, buy one of those brake adjusting bars that looks like a short, bent two-ended pry bar. Sure makes the job easier!
Congratulations on your torque wrench
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Old 03-11-2004, 07:27 PM   #4
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I appreciate your advice you guys....never took Auto Shop

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