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clappedoutescort
Hey I am struggling with the Crank pulley bolt on my 16V zetec - looking at an electric impact wrench. I have seen [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Liftmaster-Impact-Digital-Display-Configuration/dp/B0036YHBMM"]this[/url] for 35..
Says 350Nm and the specs in the heynes manual says 115 so this should be ok, assuming the last garage didn't overdo the bolt!!!

Any help appreciated..
stef123
[quote name='clappedoutescort' date='21 September 2010 - 01:01 PM' timestamp='1285069880' post='98129']
Hey I am struggling with the Crank pulley bolt on my 16V zetec - looking at an electric impact wrench. I have seen [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Liftmaster-Impact-Digital-Display-Configuration/dp/B0036YHBMM"]this[/url] for 35..
Says 350Nm and the specs in the heynes manual says 115 so this should be ok, assuming the last garage didn't overdo the bolt!!!

Any help appreciated..
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115Nm isnt really alot, consider the wheel bolts should be done to around 90Nm. im always a bit sceptical about these sort of tools, do they really live up to what they say?
i would rather invest in a good breaker bar than the impact wrench, but i must admit although i use air tools, it would be great to hear some feedback from someone who has tried one of these electric guns.
clappedoutescort
[quote name='stef123' date='21 September 2010 - 12:40 PM' timestamp='1285072206' post='98133']
115Nm isnt really alot, consider the wheel bolts should be done to around 90Nm. im always a bit sceptical about these sort of tools, do they really live up to what they say?
i would rather invest in a good breaker bar than the impact wrench, but i must admit although i use air tools, it would be great to hear some feedback from someone who has tried one of these electric guns.
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Yeah I am also a bit sceptical. I bought a 1/2" breaker today and hoping that I can get the right angle and enough torque as I am on axle stands.
While replying I just had a scout and found [url="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/212055/digiwrench_tested.html"]this[/url] - I think the same innards just different brand name. Very disappointed with the article it really doesn't give you any idea what it is capable of, maybe intentionally!
stef123
[quote name='clappedoutescort' date='21 September 2010 - 07:53 PM' timestamp='1285094618' post='98180']
Yeah I am also a bit sceptical. I bought a 1/2" breaker today and hoping that I can get the right angle and enough torque as I am on axle stands.
While replying I just had a scout and found [url="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/212055/digiwrench_tested.html"]this[/url] - I think the same innards just different brand name. Very disappointed with the article it really doesn't give you any idea what it is capable of, maybe intentionally!
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maybe you should get off the axle stands and put the car on them :lol: sorry i couldnt resist a little cheeky comment.


my biggest worry is, if these guns are so good and as useful as they say i think they would be priced at somewhere around £100? i just dont think highly of them, but i would love to be proved wrong.
i dare say if you did order it and you and it didnt meet your expectation you could always send it back


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