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      05-20-2018, 08:13 AM   #1
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Corner brace - bolt torque value

Anybody have access to ISTA and know what the correct make up torque is for the bolts that hold the corner brace on the M2 for refitting after air filter replacement?
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When in doubt 23-27 ft lbs
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28Nm, see:

4AZ Front end strut to body | F87 | 28 Nm

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f...ilter/H0fDEBhO
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It annoys me that when you buy torque wrenches here in the US, almost all of them have the primary scale as lb-ft rather than Nm...

Most fasteners have swapped to metric, as have the torque specs, so why are the torque wrenches labelled in simply numbers of lb-ft on the front, and odd Nm scales with each line meaning some fraction of a unit etc.

I resorted to buying my torque wrenches from Europe and importing them to solve this problem, but I wish US tool suppliers would offer at least the option for Nm primary scale.

... rant over!
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I find it interesting that even here in Europe where metric is the standard, socket sets still come in 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" drive.

28Nm...good to know, thanks!
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It annoys me that when you buy torque wrenches here in the US, almost all of them have the primary scale as lb-ft rather than Nm...

Most fasteners have swapped to metric, as have the torque specs, so why are the torque wrenches labelled in simply numbers of lb-ft on the front, and odd Nm scales with each line meaning some fraction of a unit etc.

I resorted to buying my torque wrenches from Europe and importing them to solve this problem, but I wish US tool suppliers would offer at least the option for Nm primary scale.

... rant over!
Like how we have tire section width in mm but the wheel diameter is in inches?
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It annoys me that when you buy torque wrenches here in the US, almost all of them have the primary scale as lb-ft rather than Nm...

Most fasteners have swapped to metric, as have the torque specs, so why are the torque wrenches labelled in simply numbers of lb-ft on the front, and odd Nm scales with each line meaning some fraction of a unit etc.

I resorted to buying my torque wrenches from Europe and importing them to solve this problem, but I wish US tool suppliers would offer at least the option for Nm primary scale.

... rant over!
Even when the US tries to use metric...we fail. (e.g. USA: Liter, rest of the world: Litre )
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