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Originally Posted by bavauto
I am doing the headgasket on my e36 325i and need advise to what torque wrench to use. Someone help me with a link or something?
Originally Posted by DesmoBob
full on head gasket? or do you mean valve cover gasket?
i only ask because a torque wrench question is elementary if you're tackling something as advanced as a head gasket.
nevertheless, i don't know the head torque specs off hand, but as a general rule, torque wrenches are most accurate near the middle of their range. So if your job requires 75 ft-lb, you'd use a wrench rated around 150 ft-lb or so, give or take.
if it happens to be the valve cover gasket, if i remember correctly you'll need one that measures in inch-lb.
i use craftsman clicker style (sorry no link) and nothing has blown up yet. if you are rolling in $$, most of the full time mechanics i know use snap-on.
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