Originally Posted by captainmiller
beginning to think it is a ft-lbs wrench with in-lbs stamped on the side..
Stranger things have happened
What does your wrench show in newton meters?
A newton-meter is about 0.738 foot-pounds. A foot-pound is about 1.38 newton-meters. (the numbers jump very slightly depending on where you look).
Stay on this -- I think it'* a really important topic! Gaskets like those really pretty, hi-tech, blue ones from Felpro DO deserve to get put on right (as willwren is geting at). The OF (old fart -- meaning me
) is now looking at 1/4 inch torque wrenches. (the good ones seem to start at $200 retail, on ebay $100-150. Ebay has many for less than $50, including Snap-On, but are they any good?)
There'* tons of confusion in this area. You see retailers mixing inch-pounds and foot-pounds within the same specs frequently
. Conversions of inch-pounds, foot-pounds, and newton-meters in torque spec tables are often wrong (not in our forum, as far as I know).
This topic is probably ripe for a new thread all by itself. (maybe I'll start one after a little more digging).