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Old 11-16-2005, 12:30 PM
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Hippie, The laws of physics(along with the wrench manufacturers) plainly state it can have no effect. This has been accepted since torque wrenches have been in existence and used accordingly on everything from lug nuts to the space shuttle. It is amazing how this old myth refuses to die but as I pointed out earlier it has caused many equipment and engine failures due to over-torqued fasteners and I am sure that it will continue to do this. If someone only adds a couple of pounds to a 75 ft/lb setting for instance then not much will happen but when they attempt to add 10% or so it can result in disaster.
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