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    Torque vs breaker bar size

    OK, I'll ask the question in another forum. Tony, if you want to be useful you can remove my registration from this forum.
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    Torque vs breaker bar size

    doogdoog, Not a very helpful or pertinent response in my opinion. First of all, I'm not talking about tightening bolts... I am asking at what approximate expected torque settings should a 3/4" socket (and breaker bar, obviously) be used to LOOSEN the bolts. So I dont understand what the "feel"...
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    Torque vs breaker bar size

    I asked because the torque wrenches I'm seeing for sale seem to max about 150 ft/lbs. Historically, I once broke a 1/2" breaker bar on a 1 3/8" axle nut on a vw van. (only Craftsman tool I ever broke). Currently I'm removing axle nuts on a Miata, 29mm. ~170 ft/lbs. I hadn't considered impact...
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    2004 Craftsman GT5000 lawn tractor,27hp, surging at low idle

    replaced the carb, $14, problem solved, thanks.
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    Torque vs breaker bar size

    At what general torque settings is in advisable to increase the breaker bar (and sockets) size from 1/2" to 3/4" ? Above 150 ft/lbs?
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    2003 Camry differential service questions

    I've got a 2003 Toyota Camry with the 4 cyl engine. I recently replaced the transmission filter and replaced the atf. I have learned on another forum that on some Toyotas the differential is separate and requires it's own drain and refill. Can anyone tell me if this car's differential is...
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    2004 Craftsman GT5000 lawn tractor,27hp, surging at low idle

    Starts and runs, but problem with surging at low idle. Maintenance performed each season as recommended: including plugs,oil and oil filter, fuel filter,and air filter. Gas extender added at each season end, then engine run until dry stall.
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    Rusty brake fittings 1995 Mazda Miata

    I solved this problem with a tool I discovered through another forum. The tool is a vise grip model 4LW, it is a vise grips tool which grips three of the flats on a hex bolt. The 4" model (they also make a 7") was small enough to get into the space and work around the brake fittings. No rounding...
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    Toyota Camry LE 4cly 2003 transmission fluid type

    What fluid can I use in this thing other than toyota "genuine" T-IV ? Which is way to expensive.
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    Rusty brake fittings 1995 Mazda Miata

    Any suggestions on the best method to remove the brake hoses from rusty rigid brake lines?
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