[DML] Re: clutch
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[DML] Re: clutch



You didn't take it to a true "professional" or he would have had a 
torque wrench. That said - many professionals over the years develop 
a touch for torque too. They know by the feel as long as they are 
using their tools - they also know when only a torque wrench will get 
it correct.

Harold McElraft - 3354


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
>
> I don't know about anyone else, but back when I would
> have bigger jobs done by "professionals", I had a hard
> time finding a shop with a torque wrench!
> 
> Most of these guys are just part changers, and poor
> ones at that.  They are spending your money so they
> just keep throwing parts at the problem all while
> damaging everything else they touch.
> 
> I have a long story about the time I paid a
> professional shop to install a clutch in my 1989
> Beretta.  The mechanic actually said to me "I don't
> need a torque wrench, it is plenty tight!".
> 
> 
> --- Wilson Hitchings <canon20dfan@...> wrote:
> 
> > If the general opinion is that quality mechanics are
> > on the decline, 
> > I'm curious why that is. Repair places have had a
> > profit motive since 
> > day one, but many of you are saying a good mechanic
> > is harder to find 
> > now than it was, say, 20 years ago. Why?
       
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