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Old 03-16-2011, 05:19 AM
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I received my items , here they're are

Torque wrench should be the most useful tool for me lol

Tyre shop seemed to overtighten the lugnuts considering I could not loose them in Jaguar . Normally 150 Nm is factory specs .
I will give it a try by feathering the triggger in Dewalt . I wish I had bought it earlier
Yuppiiieee lol
 
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:54 AM
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And ... Ingersoll-Rand has recently added a 19.2 volt cordless impact to their line.

Pricey, but looks nice.
 
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If I didn't have an air compressor I would have an electric impact wrench but I only have an air impact wrench. It's very useful and does speed up removing lug nuts. Good on exhaust clamps too. Then I'll get the air ratchet once the nut or bolt is loose.
You just have to be careful installing lug nuts because you don't want to strip a stud and the gorillas at the shops are great at that. All they care about is speed.
I always start the lug nuts by hand to avoid cross threading and finish by hand. I don't usually use a torque wrench but I sure don't use an impact wrench for final torque.
Once you have air tools, there is no going back.
 
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And for those Road-side emergencies, Harbor Freight has a Fine battery powered impact wrench for not a lot of money, that comes in a Very nice, compact case that fits under the seat.
Saved my hide more than once.
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Rather than carrying an impact wrench and worrying about the charge of the battery, why not use anti seize on the lugs and eliminate the need for the impact wrench completely?
I haven't had a problem removing a lug nut that I installed since I started using anti seize decades ago. Then start the lug nut by hand to make sure it's not cross threaded, and life is good.
Lug nuts that others have installed? Well that's why I have an impact wrench, breaker bars, pipe extenders, etc in the garage.
And nobody installs lug nuts on my cars but me. It's been a successful formula and I'm sticking with it.
And no, the lug nuts won't fall off if you use anti seize. They just won't get seized, hence the name.
 
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why don't you tell us the best type of oil to use while you are at it?
 
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I use FelPro C5A.
 
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Standard Chicago Pneumatics impact tool and a small 200 bar diver's air bottle has been doing the rick for me for more than thirty years now.
 
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Holy smokes! I started this thread EIGHT years ago. I've been gone for at least six. I come back and find this thread is STILL on page 1 of the off-topic forum. LOLOLOLOL!!!
 
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Originally Posted by LnrB View Post
And for those Road-side emergencies, Harbor Freight has a Fine battery powered impact wrench for not a lot of money, that comes in a Very nice, compact case that fits under the seat.
Saved my hide more than once.
(';')
I take an battery impact wrench and some rigger gloves on all the car club runs. Apart from anything else its all over so much quicker and you can get on with the main mission. This tool is also very useful for ripping the heads clean of the marshmallow bolts on mower decks, until you realise maybe it isnt the tool for the job.
 
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