How to Measure Torque & the Tightening of Bolts?

Answer Torque is a measure of rotational or "twisting" force. Measuring torque while installing a bolt prevents the overtightening of bolts. Torque wrenches are the most commonly used measures for this to... Read More »

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How to Use a Torque Wrench for Tightening Bolts?

An operator sets a torque wrench to a specific setting in foot-pounds to tighten a bolt to an exact amount of pressure. Mechanics use torque wrenches to avoid over or under tightening bolts on vehi... Read More »

How to Torque Bolts?

Properly setting the torque on a nut or bolt requires you to use a torque wrench. The nuts or bolts you are working with, though they are steel or metal, are designed to stretch when tightened. A s... Read More »

The Effects of Torque on Bolts?

Metal is a sturdy but pliable material used in almost all parts of a vehicle. Some metal joints are held together with welds, such as frames or body panels. Other elements of a vehicle are held usi... Read More »

Torque Specifications for Oil Pan Bolts?

Engines have varying specifications for the amount of torque you need for fastening oil pan bolts. You should always consult the manufacturer's recommendations as to the proper torque to use on oil... Read More »