Distributor rattling

auditude at cox.net auditude at cox.net
Tue Jan 27 19:47:31 EST 2004

There are also those, at least me, that had their torque wrench calibrated.

It was actually quite a bit off.  But this is a old hand-me-down Snap-On.  It seems like a pretty good quality tool, so it seem worth it to at least check the calibration.  They said it was still good, and I think they mentioned that they don't see many like that come in.

I like to use it wherever it seems important, wheels, engine building, etc.  Other stuff I just make tight.

The whole calibration thing tho' is false security.  It only shows that it was in calibration when it left the metrologist, after that who knows.  

Maybe if you always subjected the wrench to the same routine, and could establish over time that it stayed in calibration, then one could be really secure.


Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net wrote:
"Also, there those DIYers among us insecure enough that they must use an
uncalibrated torque wrench on every nut and bolt."

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