How to Torque Bolts?

Answer 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 »

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What is the torque value for common bolts?

The maximum torque for common bolts ranges between 0.48 kgm for a normal pitch (distance between threads) bolt with a nominal diameter of 4 mm to 253 kgm for a fine pitch bolt with a nominal diamet... Read More »

How to Torque Head Bolts?

Head bolts hold the cylinder head to the engine block while maintaining a strong leak-free head gasket seal. The head bolts must be able to withstand the strong forces exerted by the internal combu... 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 »