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Old 10-30-2007, 08:33 PM   #21
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The actual spec for the torque for the pan bolts is 10 ft lbs, or 120 inch pounds.
My Shift Kit instructions say 97 inch pounds for the bolts that hold in the accumulator. I didn't see a spec in the instructions for the pan... It'* good to know!

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Here is a link to the Craftsman torque wrench I was looking at.
That wrench should work just fine!
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Some over-tighten the pan bolts, which can lead to leaking. The spec that I show for the accumulator is 106 inch lbs...not that far off from the 97 that was indicated in your kit.
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Coastal is the recommended brand? Cost?
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I have reused the original pan gasket 4 times so far. As long as you don't overtorque. The torque wrench is the key.

It'* a great gasket. Metal impreganted with silicone rubber. Keep it clean.
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Coastal is the recommended brand? Cost?
Any fluid that meets Dextron III specs, though you're probably better off with a name brand. I found Penzoil ATF at Wally World for around $10 a gallon.
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Coastal is basically the "Autozone" brand IIRC. The cost is equal or a little lower than the name brands. Getting it in the gallon container saves a little as well.

I know that when Jr's3800 and I spoke, my plans were to get a higher cost fluid and after speaking..he had me buying the Coastal. When I compared it to the Advance store brand, it was a little heavier aka slightly thicker when cold.

It'* all my Intense built transmission has ever run.
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Is $200 a good price for a Snap On Torque Wrench? Brand new, never used
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Snap On is good and that sounds like a good price for one but you can also get a very good quality Professional Napa unit (the click type) for a bit less ~ $150 for 1/2 drive or $100 for a 3/8.
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Yea I was looking at alot of them yesterday, only reason why I was said the Snap-On its my friends and hes trying to sell all his tools that he never touched and I know I can get them a little cheaper
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