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How Do I? Torque Wrenches..advice please

Right then I've started on the 300 Tdi engine rebuild and suddenly realised I'm going to need a decent torque wrench (I used to have a good one but it went walkies when some scumbag nicked all my tools a few years back :()

I found this one on 'tinternet http://www.teng.co.uk/product-details.asp?prod_id=1485

Any thoughts from the pro's out there?

I think I had one of these some years back but some scumbag broke into my Landy and nicked everything. From memory it was good. Think I have Halfords now (professional range, also good). All costing a similar price. Adrian
 
IMHO, unless you are committed by prior purchases to go down the 1/2" route then I would suggest going for a 3/8" drive - with decent modern sockets (such as the afformentioned Halfords Professional range) they are plenty strong enough and have a significant size advantage on small fateners in tight corners. I have a 3/8" torque-wrench and a 3/8"->1/2" adapter for the larger sizes. Other than that, I am sure that the Teng would give years of reliable service - a good make in my experience...
Rog
 
3/8 or 1/2 isn't really an issue as I use both, the main ones I use are 3/8" Sykes that I had in the house the night the rest of my tools were nicked.
Its more the actual torque range thats of interest to me.

I had looked at Halfords wrenches, I worked for them when they first bought the Pro range out and I know its good stuff... I'd just rather not put money in the till of the back stabbing no brain of a manager, petty I know but I hold I can hold a grudge for years
 
It only torques one way. Occasionally things like hub nuts are reverse threaded (not on Landrovers?). Worth considering if you are going to use it much maybe?

I have a Snap on one that someone gave me. I'm lead to believe that it is quite good and it has given me no problems...
 
They do the AMTECH version of that at most places for £20.

Won't Cocky or one of the other "Technicians" lend you one, Benji?

I've got 4, the other Lads borrow mine.

Chris
 
Won't Cocky or one of the other "Technicians" lend you one, Benji?


Chris

They will yes, in fact I've already had the offer from a couple of the lads, its a personal preference of mine not to borrow unless I can really help it. Plus there will no doubt be times in the future when I'm not in a position to borrow, so now seems to be a good time to invest.

I can't really stretch to a Snap On, or justify their prices. I can't foresee needing a LH torque wrench on any of my "fleet" So I think I might just go for it.. then get it calibrated through work
 
I got a nice one just before christmas, from Mac Tools, for £90.

Snap on digital was £238. A Teng 10-80Nm was £32 and a 0-40Nm Amtech for K Series Cam Housing bolts was £13.

I have an old Britool that you press the square through to do Left Hand torque, to 200lbft

Chris
 
Is this the engine you got from Stephen? How's it going?
Chris
Yep this is the 300 from Steven.. Ive just posted an update in my original thread, I'm glad I didn't go for the crank replacement with the engine in... I doubt I could do that without killing myself


Has Cocky done that Peugeot Head Gasket yet?

Chris
Well we've supplied him all the bits he asked for...
 
Evening all, Yeah Mark you can borrow my torque wrench (or any of my tools when i've sorted them out coz i had to go to aspratia on friday).

Chris, as you know it was pressurising with exhaust gases and blew the rad, change the rad for one at the scrappy (10 quid) still the same, so did head gasket, done now but had trouble getting it to bleed up, so suspected the water pump so, took turbo pipe, aux drive belt, timing belt covers and timing belt off, took water pump out and it was fine, so put it back in and it bleed up fine tonight, so don't really know what was wrong with it (probably just me being stupid when bleeding)

Oh drove a FL2 yesterday took it about 60/70 miles and it was a good drive, don't know if you've been out in one but i thought it was a nice ride. I reset the on-board computer and got a 38.7 mpg average over the 60/70 miles journey.
 
Evening all, Yeah Mark you can borrow my torque wrench (or any of my tools when i've sorted them out coz i had to go to aspratia on friday).
Cheers Dom, you mean you got out of "Spatri" alive... you realise they eat their young there :D... and to think you were only 4 miles from Chez Benji
 
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Oh drove a FL2 yesterday took it about 60/70 miles and it was a good drive, don't know if you've been out in one but i thought it was a nice ride..
Not been in one yet. They do look good though. Did you read about our H2 Hummer?

A lot of the French cars are hard to bleed out, loads of points on various hoses. A bit like a K series 1.8 ;)

Chris
 
So Mark you only live a little way from 'spatri lol...thought there was something 'wrong' with you hehe.

Aye chris was a bit of a ****** but hopefully got there in the end. Heard about the hummer, you sold it yet? wouldn't mind having a go in it, hehe, i'll coming past sunday and a week on friday, not sure if i'll be in my car or if i'll be going down with a bloke from our place. hehe.
 
Just thought, Mark, if you can wait till friday you can get a torque wrench from Alex the tool women, if you had said something i would of called you last friday.
 
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