Re: [DML] "Professional" Mechanics
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Re: [DML] "Professional" Mechanics



It really depends on the shop.  If it's a real tire shop, you are probably 
right.  If it's Joe Badwrench at the local greasepit, probably not.

--
Mike


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> 
> In a message dated 7/13/2005 9:54:42 P.M. Central Standard Time, 
> racuti1@xxxxxxxxxxxx writes: 
> 
> Sir, I have two lugnuts on my DeLorean that have become too tight 
> for me to break loose. Can you put your impact gun on them for 
> me? "Sure" he says. The guy spins them loose and promptly 
> overtightens them with the pneumatic impact gun. I now have one 
> stripped lugnut that I can't get off. 
> 
> 
> >>>> 
> Everyone always says the pneumatic impact gun is the most evil thing on 
> earth for wheels. That's because no one understands it. no one ever puts a 
> wheel on with full strength on the gun. You buy these things called torque 
> sticks which are made of spun steel. They attach on the end of the gun and 
> each 
> one is a different value for differing wheel torque amounts. In fact there is 
> a yellow one which is 65 lbs - perfect for DeLorean wheels. If you use 
> these, you put the impact on full tilt, attach the stick, put it on the lugnut, 
> and hammer it home. the stick absorbs the extra torque, making each lugnut the 
> proper tightness. 
> 
> So, when you see someone 'hammering the crap out of it with an impact', 
> chances are he's using a torque stick and is doing no more damage than a manual 
> torque wrench. 
> 
> They are accurate too - i've verified it with a manual wrench. 
> 
> Andy 
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