Tools Looking for open end or ring spanner Torque Wrenches.

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  1. Ichiban Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Guys,

    I am on the market for above torque wrenches so I can torque bolts in hard to reach spots. Last week I did a MFT change on Zoran's car and you can't torque the nuts as the space isn't there to use a traditional socket.

    I had a look a eBay it refused to buy German tools anyone got a good source for a good wrench?
     
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  2. Doc Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Would a crows foot spanner be any good?
     
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  3. Ichiban Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Thanks doc the clearance of crow foot spammer and then the torque wrench will take up the limited space between the gearbox casting the cross member ...
     
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    A few more shiny tools for the collection. :Smile:
     
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  5. Ichiban Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Looks like it but I need to find one which is solid and won't lose its calibration for atleast two years.Span -on are way too expensive. just need to find the inbetween.
     
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    Snap-on are very good but as you say they're expensive. I find they're a little hard to get hold of as well, not many places stock them outside of trade companies. If you do find something suitable I'd be interested to know what you get as after a bigger one myself.
     
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  7. SayamaAccord Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I remember this when I changed the MTF on mine...in the end I just tightened to what I thought was the torque...not sure it's critical on these plugs.
     
  8. Ichiban Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I like it to be spot on don't like inbetweeners :Rolf: , I hate bolt which have been overtightened and then they don't budge when you want to remove them.
     
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  9. mcgowanp Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Bluetools.com?
     
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  10. SayamaAccord Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    LOL...depends how good your mechanical judgement is.

    Or others might say wrist action.
     
  11. BanditSid Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    You might have to resort to the old method of a ring spanner, measure the length then use a spring balance after doing the maths for the spanner wrench.....messy but cheap.
     
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  12. Ichiban Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I want an easy life turn hear the click, you know its done and correctly.Not ideal for me :Wink:
     
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  13. mcgowanp Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Mcmaster-Carr also do them. Www.mcmaster.com .
     
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  14. Ichiban Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Thanks bud these firms are all in the states it will make the cost prohibitive not to mention the custom duties and shipping cost.
     
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  15. mcgowanp Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    No worries. We use mcmaster a bit but them again I work for a US company .
     
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  16. Ichiban Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I appreciate the links and suggestion if all fails then I may have to buy gear off them, but that will be the last resort. I going to collar a snap on van man who comes close to my place of work and see if they have a wrench in their bluepoint range.
     
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  17. mcgowanp Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Good stuff. Hopefully you can get one that isn't out of the question in relation to price. Thought I also seen them on toolshopdirect.co.uk but they were crazy money. Good luck with it.
     
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  19. mcgowanp Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    The struggle for perfection is expensive activity sometimes... I would skip in this case...
     
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  20. Ichiban Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    naah not me..I do like things to be perfect, I am a fastidious when it comes to procedure. Do it but do it right no half glass measures.:Wink:

    I think I will go for a couple version of crows foot spanner as suggested by Doc, if I can modify one to work in the confined space then we can avoid the purchase of a new torque wrench.
     
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