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    Torque Wrench

    Im putting the top end back together on my 95 polaris and I was wondering how important it is to follow the torque specs in the service manual. Do I need to get a torque wrench or am I good to go ahead without one and just go by feel?


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    Go buy one at harbor freight, they are only like $9-$12 on sale most of the time.
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    They put a torque spec on stuff for a reason why chance it?
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    Already spent the money to fix it the engine, why cheap out now and risk breaking a bolt off or under torquing the cylinder or head?
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    It is not necessary, however I would do it. I once put back together the top end of one of our families XC 500's with no torque wrench and its still running fine to this day.
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    i would use one just so you know all the bolts are evenly tightened otherwise you could end up with a little warp or a gasket not completely sealing and popping over time
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    Thanks guys, I got one at harbor freight like ArcticCatZR800 said for $12.

    But now my problem is I cant fit the wrench onto the cylinder base nuts, there just isnt enough room. Theres maybe 1.5" of clearance. Is there a better way to do it other than go out and get a smaller socket, if Im even able to find one small enough?


    Edit: Looks like a crowfoot would be the only way to go?
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    sears just had them on sale where I'm at I picked up a 1/2" drive one and a 3/8" drive one. under $40 each.
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    Service manual says to torque the head nuts to 17-18 ftlbs. i set the wrench to 5 ftlbs just to start. Every single bolt snapped... why?

    I already put my fist through the wall once.
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    Did you stop when it clicked? It's hard to feel it click when it's at a low torque setting

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