How to use a Torque Wrench PROPERLY

How to use a Torque Wrench PROPERLY

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  1. My Dad was a Black hawk mechanic: yep, torque specs are critical. Drop any torque tool and back into the cage they went for inspection.

  2. Actually, it is "foot-pounds" when you're applying torque with a wrench. It says FOOT POUNDS right on the wrench. It's pounds-feet when referring to the torque output of a car engine, for example. Other nations than the US use the metric system, so their torque wrenches are graduated in Newton-Meters instead.

  3. What should i buy? I just got a 2014 civic and i dont know which size would suit me best lol i dont know how many foot pounds i should even use on it! Help!

  4. Tip for keeping your tools rust-free: Any time you buy a piece of equipment (usually electronics) that has a silica moisture absorbing packet, hang on to it and toss it in your tool box or case. The silica packet will keep the moisture off of your tools just like it does for the electronics, and help prevent that rust. They're small, so they're easy to fit into a case somewhere, they're free since you already bought the item they came with, and since most of the time you'd just throw them away with the rest of the packaging, it's environmentally friendly.

  5. Ill have to disagree on one thing in this video, you said store it at its lowest setting. You dont wanna store it at its complete lowest, you wanna store it at 25% of the maximum value. Like if it went to a maximum of 100 ft pounds, you should store it at 25 ft pounds. Alot of torque wrenches even have a "Stop" line on them to prevent damage to the spring

  6. Most vehicles are not 100 pound. A most 1.25 or 1.5 threaded studs are around 75 to 90 and when you get down to 7/16 threads you can be down to 65 pounds of torque.

  7. New drinking game, every time Chris says calibration..you know what to-do. Jk nice instruction. Simple but effective tool.

  8. Will I need anything over 150 ft lbs working on Japanese cars?

    I just got 10-150, and 25-250, both 1/2 in drive. After watching the video I'm wondering if I should return the 25-250.

    Looking forward to the calibration video. Thanks.

  9. Am I the only one that noticed he used a torque wrench with adjustable joint look up his video how to replace AC compressor in your car go to time 10 minutes 46 seconds in the vido he used it

  10. This channel is way better than Scott kilmers. Also way more informative than his channel where he just rambles and rarely shows you how to do anything.

  11. Instead of buying a half inch and and 3 eighths torque wrench. Cant I just use a 38ths reducer on the half inch?

  12. Metric fucktard !## american mechanics are the worst in the world ! Famous for screwing things up by using fucking inch specs. mixing inch bolts nuts topls with standard metric Never trust an american mechanic !

  13. Ooops , I always forget to loosen them off . What about my digital torque wrench ? How do I take the tension off that one ? haha , just kidding …

  14. FYI for my experience I never torque my wheel nuts. I did one time and its nearly impossible to get the nuts off with your cars jack set, which most people will have in their car if they need to change the tire in an emergency.

  15. Why are you pulling up, it is so much easier to push down, you just lean on the torque wrench, give it a try. Otherwise good video.

  16. I’m a car novice on my best day and as sad as it sounds…didn’t know how to use a torque wrench. Thank you buddy, you’re awesome

  17. From now on, I will always say Meter-Newton instead of Newton-Meter, just to annoy people who think different must be wrong.

  18. Chris
    I have a 2014 F150 Ford truck. With 120,000 thousand mile. My air-conditioner has Freon in it but it’s not getting cold like it used to. What is your suggestion on trying to fix this issue. Thanks

  19. Thanks for this great video sir. Nicely done. You showed me how to use it in excellent detail. I have subscribed.

  20. Dude never even read the instructions on his wrench…. 1. Approach torque from lower number only. 2. Support the head when applying torque ESPECIALLY when using an extension. A crooked extension WILL alter torque. After calibration set to medium range of torque and make it click on a solid bolt that won't turn to seat everything hen set torque to lowest setting and approach desired torque from LOW side. Just read the book that came with your tool

  21. Hey Chris, thanks for the video.

    One question regarding socket drive. What type do you suggest for regular car maintenance?

    I don't own a socket and ratchet set and consider what to buy.

    I read that 1/4" drive is good for small works, 1/2" is good for large bolts and 3/8" is a good place in between. What do you think? Can a 3/8" drive socket set be enough?

    Thanks again,
    Rami

  22. Guys using this abbreviation 😱 omg crist I love your video
    That's shit don't sound good
    This is how you have to say
    Hey cris you are so fucking awesome
    With the videos
    Keep making more don't stop
    Keep educating all those animals that don't take care the tools
    Thanks Chrisfix keep it up

  23. We did an experiment with torque wrenches and extensions at my college, 25 feet of extensions and the torque reading didnt change one bit even though you could physically see the extensions twist up like a torsion bar. Not even a single ftlb.

  24. is there a store that lets me rent stuff for cheap? i just want to change my brakes without buying every tool i city boy don't have.

  25. Do you recommend a digital torch wrench and if so which one? What do you think about the Harbor Freight digital torch wrenches?

  26. The extensions you showed do not affect the torque reading. If you don't believe this, draw a moment diagram for the extension.

  27. Touqu depends on vehicle most toyota have 76 or f 150s are 150 Nissan tend to be 135 to 145 and aluminum wheels are torqued different from steel wheels

  28. Hello Chris,

    You're making very good Videos! Very Informativ!

    I have a question. How did u learn, how the parts of the car are named or what they are for? How/Where did u learn this all?
    Is their a method to learn it by myself? No offense, your videos are great, I just want to learn.

    Greetings from Germany

  29. Chris Fix ain’t no playa hater mang, yo know what I be sayin, he be dippin on 3, straight cali all dam day……..

    Sorry I’m Australian, my translation may be a little off.
    Good day

  30. I'd never buy snap on… Over priced sure they give replacements if you break it cause you paid for 4 of them when buying one

  31. I know this is an older video, but one correction. When going from 100 ft. lbs to 98 ft. lbs. as shown in the video, you need to first go down at least 10 ft. lbs. (90 ft. lbs.), then back up to 98. If you are using a digital torque wrench, you can go straight to 98 ft. lbs. Also, it's not a good idea to completely unload a clicker torque wrench because there is a very slight chance that the spring can get dislodged.

  32. If you want to get real technical, use the 20% rule. Stay out of the higher and lower 20% of the tool. Just use the 60% in between. I liked the tutorial.

  33. Great that you check your torque next step in improving yourself as a mechanic is using standard units like newtonmeters.

  34. Step one but a ratchet
    Step two use ratchet
    Step three say click when you feel that the bolt is tight (watch a few AvE videos for a demonstration)

  35. Just curious here. The link to the torque wrench (Tekton 1/2" – up to 150ft-lb, etc) on Amazon cost $38, but you pay around $75 each time you get it calibrated? Why not just buy a new t-wrench each time?

  36. I work on cars myself but I can not do more video because of my full time job. but man I really love your energy keep up the good work to help People save money on cars repair. God bless

  37. Couple of things.
    1. Using extensions on a torque wrench does not affect applied toque, since rotation is slow and constant. (As long as the extension is perpendicular to the torque wrench)
    2. Always adjust up to your desired setting. If you pass your desired setting, go back below it and then come up to it.
    3. Make sure that the device you are torquing is moving when the torque wrench clicks…otherwise the device is already beyond the desired torque.
    4. Never us a torque wrench counter clockwise, unless it's designed to be used in that direction.
    5. The calibration interval on some torque wrenches is up to 3 years…depending on their design…some way less. Contact your manufacturer for the calibration interval for your tool.

    Note: The correct toque is applied when the torque wrench clicks…not clicks plus another inch or two. Stop at the click.

    How do I know? I worked in a calibration lab for many years. One of my jobs was testing and repairing torque wrenches of all sizes, types, and ranges. I also worked in industrial instrumentation and physical measurements where one of my jobs was testing industrial torque measuring devices.

  38. Kids toys, my most used wrench is 3/4” drive 100-600 ft/lbs and often use 1” drive 200-1000 as I torqued wheel nuts on underground haul trucks to 740 ft/lbs

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