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What percent of Porsche owners own a torque wrench?

 
Old 12-13-2013, 01:06 AM
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Thanks, Smokie.

Next question: Any recommendations from you guys for a decent torque wrench, that will mainly be used for lug bolts?
Surprisingly the harbor freight wrench are consistent
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:25 AM
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Thanks Cosmo... yeah, I was wondering about the Harbor Freight ones... can't beat the price. In generally, I have found their tools to be adequate for light occasional use. I bought a 3-ton floor jack from HF recently, and so far it has worked just fine.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:40 AM
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Brown Line had a promo on RL at one point... looked like a decent t-wrench.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:57 AM
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...many.
  • Snap-on digital techwrench, 3/8". For most stuff that matters. It was expensive, but I must say I really take pleasure in it every time I use it!
  • Snap-on 1/2" torque wrench, For high torque stuff that matters.
  • Proto dial-type inch/lbs. For low torque critical fasteners.
  • Snap-on inch-lb clicker, old and retired.
  • Craftsman 3/8" clicker, travel tool box.
  • Several cheap 1/2" clickers, mostly for lug nuts.
  • Several cheap 3/8" clickers, for home defense.
  • Some old beam-type wrenches, about as useful as speed handles.
  • Lots of pre-set low-torque t-handles, mostly for bicycle stuff.

Warning: I have seen far more bolts snapped by improper use of a torque wrench (usually using too big of a wrench on too small of a fastener, often with quite expensive consequences) than problems from not using a torque wrench.

Keep 20" clicker torque wrenches the hell away from small bolts unless you are absolutely sure it is 1) calibrated, 2) accurate to the lower torque you have set, and 3) you are confident you always feel the click and won't keep going till you hear the much more noticeable and expensive *snap*!

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Old 12-13-2013, 08:59 AM
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I have two as well.... but for bicycle. Those carbon bits like being torqued right!
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by USMC_DS1 View Post
6 but I mainly rely on 3 for the p-car. According to my SA who is a former p-tech... the 118 ft-lb torque rating is for a specific black colored lug bolt. I didn't ask for any more details but I'm sticking with 96 ft-lb on my 997.1 using the standard rusty Porsche lug bolts. FWIW, I always re- torque my lug bolts if the p-dealer removes my wheels.
Well, it's not just the black wheel bolts. Here's info form RennTech:

From the service manual (2012 version)...
Silver wheel bolts (up to model year 2011) = 96 ftlb. or 118 ftlb. also permitted retroactively.
Silver wheel bolts (as of model year 2012) = 118 ftlb.)
Black wheel bolts = 118 ftlb.

Also, my 08 Cayenne has always had 118 ftlbs, and it has silver wheel bolts.

Since it is optional to stay at 96ftlb, this must still be deemed safe by Porsche and so I also will stick with 96ftlbs.

Re torque wrenches, Harbor Freight has their 1/2" on until Monday for $9.99.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Doug_B_928 View Post
Well, it's not just the black wheel bolts. Here's info form RennTech:

From the service manual (2012 version)...
Silver wheel bolts (up to model year 2011) = 96 ftlb. or 118 ftlb. also permitted retroactively.
Silver wheel bolts (as of model year 2012) = 118 ftlb.)
Black wheel bolts = 118 ftlb.

Also, my 08 Cayenne has always had 118 ftlbs, and it has silver wheel bolts.

Since it is optional to stay at 96ftlb, this must still be deemed safe by Porsche and so I also will stick with 96ftlbs.

Re torque wrenches, Harbor Freight has their 1/2" on until Monday for $9.99.
Thanks for the clarification/details... that makes sense but I'm with you and will stick with 96 ftlb on my '08.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:03 PM
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the torques w/ different colored bolts is confusing.
what about the gt3 bolts? those are a slightly longer maybe the same length as the Cayenne.
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:22 PM
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4 and use them often, especially after the wheels have been removed and replaced. FWIW air pressures too.
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What's a wrench?

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Old 12-13-2013, 07:27 PM
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Only one in my tool box.
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:42 PM
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Even I have one and I don't wrench on my cars.
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Old 12-14-2013, 02:30 PM
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I had two even before I started the p-car therapy.
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:28 PM
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Bought a 3/8" torque wrench yesterday at Sears. Needed to change the spark plug in my snow-thrower. Toro says 21 ft lbs of torque mandatory. Gotta be ready to move some snow here in NJ later this evening before the ice comes. 997.2 tucked safely in the garage, although I do hear the mall parking lot calling me out to practice drifting!
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Four in the box (I think) - they generally stay pre-attached and pre-set to the things I do most at the track between sessions (wheel nuts, hub bolts, suspension bolts, etc.).
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