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      04-29-2009, 09:34 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by I335 View Post
I don't use a torque wrench to loosen any bolts, but I never understood why it is a problem. Does it throw off the calibration? I can't imagine it would as I would think that tightening bolts could have the very same effect if this is true. Can anyone shed any light on this for me? It's not like the things are fragile. I think it's a myth...
the only difference i can think of is that when you tighten the bolts it reaches to the threshold slowly.. and when you are loosening it..it's a sudden force given.. well.. unless you set the wrench to 160ft-lbs to unbolt what was 80ft-lbs?? not sure ...