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Old 08-03-2013, 10:16   #1 (permalink)
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I need to take my tow ball off. When I put it back on should it be to a known torque setting or just as tight as hell?
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Just checked with a mate who used to fit towbars. From memory he says 210nm.
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Just be careful of over tightening capscrews, if you go past the elasticity point of the capscrew, it will fail at some point, by failure i mean snap.
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Just checked with a mate who used to fit towbars. From memory he says 210nm.
That is still right! You can please him and tell him that he isn't suffering any memory failure yet!

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As we say in engineering do it FT.
~150ft/lbs = 200Nm
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