23rd Jun 2015, 02:59

Maybe he used red Loctite after finger tight. That way they will never come off.

23rd Jun 2015, 14:55

Good idea. Don't worry about manufacturer's torque specifications and all that stuff.

Just use Loctite.

23rd Jun 2015, 19:15

I like 2 tugs. You are hard pressed to ever stop exactly on a click wrench. Better is a beam wrench, or better yet a rotary transducer cabled to a digital analyzer to give real life data readout when applied. Good luck.

24th Jun 2015, 16:42

You're also hard pressed to read the beam wrench scale accurately when you're, uh, pressing hard.

A digital (non-electronic) click-type wrench can be had for reasonable cost. Cheaper and less potential for problems than the transducer type.

24th Jun 2015, 18:46

Click wrenches of any type are operator influenced. In order, rotary transducer with a nice analyzer like a Atlas Copco Acta, beam, dial, and lastly click. You can get a nice dial with an audible indicator with a light. Click wrenches are the worst for repeatability. The operator has to stop at the exact moment it clicks. It may be a 4 percent standard deviation, but it's hard to do so operator to operator. Beam is typically 1 percent. Some check their tools with a fixed transducer on a test joint set up with stacked washers. These simulate a hard or soft joint condition. After reading the review however, no tools were even needed.

27th Jun 2015, 09:37

A digital wrench is absolutely electronic. Take the batteries out and see how well it works for you. I have a nice dial wrench made by Mountz. Some have a secondary fixed hand that will show the torque was achieved when the torque is hit. I do use a couple snap ons for my wheels preset, and stay away from air impacts at plus or minus 20 percent at best. Sturtevant Richmond makes great torque wrenches in my opinion. Go snapping off bolts or damaging parts, it's a costly car repair. You get what you pay for. I don't use red Loctite, only blue if you ever want to remove a part. Some new bolts can be purchased with thread patches already in place. This review owner seems to have done quite well on a 1000 dollar buy. Some spending much more have far greater issues.

Happy motoring.

27th Jun 2015, 14:12

"..no tools were even needed."

Yeah, somebody replacing an alternator and a water pump without using a wrench.

That, I would like to see!