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Viewer Automotive Questions ~ Podcast Episode 171

Published on November 21, 2016 under Podcast

Today I am back in the shop studio, and I will be taking your automotive questions. If you have a question about a car, car repair, DIYs on your car, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, or anything car related, ask it up. If you have a car question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)Humblemechanic(DOT)com.  Be sure to put the phrase “Question for Charles” in the subject. That is the best way to avoid the spam monster. If you don’t get your question on this show, email it again just to be sure.

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4 Comments

  1. Dave Duma

    I would love to see you do a review of some torque wrenches. I came to this podcast after watching your “what you need to know about spark plugs” vid. I have a yuge 1/2 drive torque wrench that goes from 20-100 ft lb but like you say that’s more for suspension work nowadays. The 21 ft lb for my volvo’s spark plugs would be almost at the bottom of it’s range. I’d be afraid to pull on that big thing when installing a spark plug in an aluminum head. So I want a little 3/8 drive wrench like you said.

    The problem now is all the cheap tools out there. When I shopped for a new torque wrench they all had a couple of reviews where people broke two bolts before they realized the cheap wrench wasn’t clicking.

    $300 for snap-on is nonsense for a DIYer and must even be painful for a pro. What would be a more reasonable wrench ? I’d love to see some budget choices.

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