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Old 03-31-2012, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default Torque Wrench for Spark Plugs?

Can anyone recommend a decent (ie: doesn't have to be professional grade, this will only be used a few times a year, you know?) torque wrench that will: a.) Fit in the tight area you're in while changing sparkplugs, and b.) adjust down to 15-19 lbs?

I have a big 1/2 one that only goes down to like 30 and wouldn't even begin to fit so I've been trying to find a solution. Last time I did the plugs i did what the manifesto recommended (hand tight, then a 1/4 turn) but I'd like to be sure because I need to do a compression test soon and I hate to just guess...

The ones I've seen at Harbor Freight and Amazon are either like...NASA approved and really expensive, will do the right torque but look too big, or are small enough but go down to 20 or 30 and not 15.

Is there one that people tend to use or do people do 20 because it's close enough to 15-19 or does everyone just do it by feel?

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