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Old Aug 11th, 2011, 11:54 PM     #1
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what idiot wrote the HD service manual ?
They list the drain plug tightening specs as 14-30 ft-lbs and then on the next page following the sequence of events in transmission servicing they have you tightening the Derby cover to 84-108 in-lbs (INCH POUNDS), good grief
Thank the Lord I didn't wring them off
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Re: Derby Cover torque specs

My 2009 service manual says the same spec. 84-108 in/lbs.
To be honest, I don't think I ever used a torque wrench on the derby cover. I have a feel good calibration for those bolts.
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Old Aug 12th, 2011, 06:50 AM     #3
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Re: Derby Cover torque specs

I am like Hoople, I don't use the torque wrench for the derby cover
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Re: Derby Cover torque specs

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what idiot wrote the HD service manual ?
They list the drain plug tightening specs as 14-30 ft-lbs and then on the next page following the sequence of events in transmission servicing they have you tightening the Derby cover to 84-108 in-lbs (INCH POUNDS), good grief
Thank the Lord I didn't wring them off
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Re: Derby Cover torque specs

9 ft/lbs (max) does sound like a lot to me for that little bolt.
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Old Aug 12th, 2011, 07:09 AM     #6
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Re: Derby Cover torque specs

I've only snugged them down when doing a service, probably much lower than the recommended torque they give for that application.
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Old Aug 12th, 2011, 05:06 PM     #7
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Re: Derby Cover torque specs

I am guilty of not using a torque wrench on mine i just tighten them till it feels enough and i do use the smaller tools when doing it

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