I am currently in the market for a torque wrench and would like some input if possible.
Shortly I will be swapping the clutch in a 3liter gtv and should really be using a good torque wrench to be fastening everything back up afterwards. Now my conundrum looking through the manual and everything that bolts into the engine block gearbox and the like requires between 10 & 55NM great I thought, however then I read that during the process of swapping a clutch the rear engine support and cross member should be removed and these are rated up to 128NM.
Now from a quick look it seems that there is very little chance of getting a half decent wrench that covers those ranges and next to no chance of them costing less than a Ton.
So my question:
Is it relying important to have a wrench that will accurately fasten up to 130nm into the chassis as well as one that will do the lower ranges?
I don’t mind spending £70 on one that I will use for allot of stuff but 2x £70 is fairly dear in my books ESP if I will rarely use the higher rated unit and as 100nm is f’in tight is it really necessary. Or is it worthwhile buying 2 cheaper units that will be less accurate/ not so good.
I Have been looking at the Halfords pro 8-60NM wrench @ £70 Halfords | Halfords Professional Torque Wrench 8-60Nm
That coves nearly everything I will be doing on the engine and it has the life time warranty like the rest of my stuff.
Any opinions/ deals you have seen out there and would like to share would be greatly appreciated