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Old 11-27-2013, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by ArmyofOne View Post
Heh, to a point, you are correct. I still do most of my own basic repairs/maintenance on my own vehicles without a TQ wrench. Is it required? not really...not for spark plugs. Your dealer tech doesn't use one either. trust me, I know. I use TQ Wrenches for lugnuts, head bolts, rod and main bearing caps, transmission and oil pain bolts, and anything to do with internals like gears, clutches or tranny work. Other than that, its just German Spec. That would be "Gudentight". I have yet to use a TQ wrench on my ford escort. Even the crankshaft pulley from when I did the timing belt just got cranked till it was tight.
I fess up to applying the Gudentight spec on the plugs in my lawn care equipment, but am concerned that a vehicle dealer's service department may not be following factory spec exactly to the letter.
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