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Re: Lucas Caliper Torque Settings

I'm no expert on the subject but as far as I know....

Angle tightening is prefered to torque tightening because the friction of the bolt threads are not a factor when angle tightening.

When you torque tighten all you are actually doing is measuring the friction of the bolt, this can be a bit hit and miss....

For example, If you were to oil the bolt threads and the contacting surface on the bolt head there will be less friction when tightening, so the bolt would be tighter than a dry bolt but the torque setting will still show as being the same.

Angle tightening overcomes this as each bolt is turned the same amount regardless of the torque value.


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