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Re: Waiter, there's a fly in my soup!

At 05:36 AM 12/10/97 -0800, you wrote:
>> The torque readings with
>>and without the extension tool are 350 and 450 Nm. From this
>>torque ratio, 450/350 = 1.286, we can compute that the wrench
>>to extension length ratio is 3.5. Anybody got a 2079 lying about?
>if i remember correctly, the effective length is essentially a foot...

If so, I'm guessing Audi's sacred torque wrench to be a 1 meter
long rascal (beefy) with a torque scale maximum of some 400 Nm
(295 lb-ft). A force of about 90 lb would be required to run the
pointer to the limit for such a tool. Of course the length can be
anything but I'm surmising that the gravitational pull of the
magic 1.00000 meter number would be too much for a German
tool maker to resist.

DeWitt Harrison    de@aztek-eng.com
Boulder, CO
88 5kcstq