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Old 06-10-2014, 06:36 PM   #36
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They work pretty good

I have never heard of anyone having a problem with one. It's not like a new invention that just came out but these have been being used ever since I can remember.
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I wonder how those things hold up to the use. It seems like the metal eventually would stretch or something. I mean even the torque wrenches have to be calibrated every now and again
The smaller ones tend to break over time. I've broken two 65 ft-lb torque sticks and that's it. My 100 ft-lb and 80 ft-lb have handled two years of abuse so far
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:09 PM   #38
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Stripped drain plug bolt

What kind of weld would they use for the nut? Tack weld? Will it hold up enough to get out?
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Id just fill where the bolt threads into the nut with a weld
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:01 PM   #40
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I only ever use my 120amp impact wrench to remove stuff. I've got an old school craftsman torque wrench (with the beam & analog gauge...this) that is used to torque stuff down to spec. Calibration is super easy, bend the beam back to zero if it ever gets screwed up.

OP, if all else fails and you need a new drainpan, here's a few ideas for you:
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Tack weld will be more than fine just get like 2 or 3 spots

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There is a long tool that they put on the air wrench that will only allow the 100 foot pound that is wanted. They work fine and have been around for a long time. I don't know the exact name for it but be sure the guy that puts your wheels on has one. If not make him tighten by hand. Then when you get home you can check the torque with a proper torque wrench.
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WESTWARD Torque Socket, Extension,100 Ft-Lbs - Wheel Torque Sockets - 2HLD7|2HLD7 - Grainger Industrial Supply
Yes, I used to use these all the time. However if they don't regularly check them they start to become very inaccurate. I have a 100ft/lbs one that started going to 120.
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Yes, I used to use these all the time. However if they don't regularly check them they start to become very inaccurate. I have a 100ft/lbs one that started going to 120.

A few weeks ago I was at my brother's house putting new rear struts on my wife's Neon. He had a torque wrench without the needle that you just set and it will click when you are there. He torqued the lower strut bolts without a problem. When we got around to putting the lug nuts on, I grabbed it and set it to 100 foot pounds. I'm cranking away and it's just not clicking. I told him I can't be that weak. He looked and noticed I was lifting the tire right off the ground. We grabbed an old needle one and were at 175. Somehow between the time he used it and I used it, the thing died. He ended up buying a new one.
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Mainly they get messed up when they are dropped on a hard surface. They work by having a set wobble built into them.

Not to get off topic, I hope the drain plug issue gets resolved. I'll never go to a quick change place.
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I see I'm a couple weeks after but have you tried the hammer and chisel method? I wonder though if the reason you cant get it out it's because it was cross threaded...solution #2 go back to the same place (wait...) and when they say they cant get it off "well, you were the last ones to...."
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Well, I see that Shrek must have gotten the drain plug situation all squared away because it says, under his username, that he is on a joyous Road Trip traveling the interstates.

Just another thread without a resolution...
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Well, I see that Shrek must have gotten the drain plug situation all squared away because it says, under his username, that he is on a joyous Road Trip traveling the interstates.



Just another thread without a resolution...


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is "road trip" code for banned?
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you guys/gals are just so polite....another reason to dig ME
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