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  • Torque Wrench Settings

    Does anyone know of a website that just lists torque wrench setting for various nut/bolts etc on specific cars?

    I can't find one anywhere so was thinking of creating one, 'wiki like' so it can be updated by users.

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    I don't know if there is any FREE information on the correct torque wrench settings for various bolts/nuts on a variety of models.

    'Autodata' provide a comprehensive range of information, including torque settings, but this has to be paid for in advance, the cost probably making it outside the scope of the average DIY person.

    If you do go ahead with this project, you need to be aware of the legal implications of possibly providing the wrong information.

    As you are no doubt aware, many items on modern cars need to be tightened, first of all to the correct torque and then to the correct angular setting, making torque settings alone of little use, also the order in which items such as cylinder head bolts are tightened is an essential ingredient.

    The correct torque for tightening a specific bolts is arrived at, not only from the size of the bolt, but also from the type of steel from which it is made. Simply stating 'high tensile steel' means very little, as there are many grades of HT steel.