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Offline John_Atkinson

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one more SpeedBleeders question - torque?
« on: May 28, 2012, 01:41:54 pm »
does anyone know if there is a specific recommended torque when installing the SpeedBleeders?

(or is that just a really dumb  question...?)
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Re: one more SpeedBleeders question - torque?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2012, 08:28:46 am »
I think snugged up is a pretty good torque spec for the speed bleeders. That's what has been working for me.
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Re: one more SpeedBleeders question - torque?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2012, 11:39:28 am »
Ditto.

just be careful
It's a tapered seat where all the sealing happens, it does not take much to get the good seal, however, it can be easy to over torque.
 
Please take this advice at your own risk   :-*

IF the threads are real clean, AND you have a good feel for when the bleeder hits bottom, go just a 1/16th,,,maaaaybe, an 1/8 of a turn more after you feel the bleeder hit bottom. It's such a very exact science as you can tell  ;)
With the Teflon on the threads, for some people, it can be challenging to tell when the bleeder hits bottom and you just need to go that smidgen more.

With most torque wrench's, the lower 20% of their range is considered inaccurate, you would be hard pressed to "torque" them properly with a torque wrench.

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Re: one more SpeedBleeders question - torque?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012, 12:43:39 pm »
thanks guys - I guess i'll have to make sure I leave my "ham-fistedness" golves off for this one!
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