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Old 04-02-2012, 11:45 AM   #7
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2005 PSM WRX
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Originally Posted by vision.dynamix View Post
until you strip the threads out of the aluminum head
There's always someone like you in these types of threads
"ZOMG u put lug nuts on without a torque wrench?!"

Cross threading the heads is a more common problem than stripping them out. Most of those spark plug boxes have instructions too for people who don't have torque wrenches like tighten until snug + 180* or something along those lines.

It's always better to use a torque wrench, but how much better? If good-n-tighten is good enough then settle for that. I'm not going to unbolt my motor mounts and lift the engine so I can fit a torque wrench on the side of the motor. Simply not necessary. If the motor is out of the car on the stand, it's another story.

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Last edited by lavid2002; 04-02-2012 at 11:55 AM.
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