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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 87blues, Sep 13, 2005.
Anybody know what the torque spec for an 87 Jimmy K5 transmission pan bolt is?
My Chiltons manual says 12 ft-lbs ina criss-cross pattern.
Thank you. That works for me.
Don't try to use a ft-lbs torque wrench unless you have one that is designed for only the very small torque amounts. (if they make such a thing)
An in-lbs wrench would probably do the job. From my experience, a ft-lbs wrench is nowhere near accurate at the low end and will easily strip aluminum threads.
12ft-lbs is nothing, I use a socket wrench and grasp it around the head, and tighten that way. Not enough leverage to do harm if you don't go ape on it.
I found that out the hardway yesterday. Tried to used the ft-lb torque wrench and it was not popping at the 12 ft-lbs. So I gave it up and did it with a regular ratchet and believe I did not over tighten them.
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