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      Weird. I think the search tool on the HF website may be broken. I found the listing through Google though.

      For an extension set, I was hoping they'd be cheaper, but looks like they're expensive everywhere. I may hold off on it for now, considering that I just completed a TB job and probably won't be touching the harmonic balancer for another 5 years.

      I have a nice 1/2" top of the line Craftsman which would not budge any of mine with 120psi air.
      I've been told that when operating air tools you want to take a look at the CFMs as that's the amount of air that's getting pushed out. My 1/2" Earthquake from HF got the job done, and I have a 10 gallon compressor that does 5.3 CFM @ 90psi. At minimum, you'll want a compressor that does 4 CFM @ 90psi, which will rule out any of the smaller compressors.
       
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      As far as using your impact on ANYTHING!!!!

      Buy a set of these

      http://www.harborfreight.com/10-piece-12-in-torque-limiting-extension-bar-set-69870.html

      With these you can crank on a bolt/nut for 20 minutes... It wont go but maybe 5-10lbs beyond its specified torque. My impact runs 1100ft/lbs of forward torque and 900ft/lbs of reverse torque. THEY WORK. I've tested them with digital SNAP-ON torque wrench. Never more than 10lbs off... They range from 65-150ft/lbs and they are a life saver... Unless your in a tight spot, then you can pull out your torque wrench. But I pick these over a torque wrench 9 out of 10.

      The 100ft/lb stick is blue, but mine is almost completely grey, I use it on every lug nut every time. At 100ft/lbs, a 80lb female can break these lugs with the factory equipment on the side of the road with no problems if need be. And I've never had a wheel come loose.
       
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      Also, my radiator fluid is like a greenish red in the radiator but in the storage thing it's pure red, like transmission fluid. It's kind of worrying to me. (because i know nothing about cars)
      Is the coolant actually red, or does it just appear that way, when viewed through a dirty coolant overflow storage reservoir?



      Interesting. How do those work? Do they slip at the torque limit, and stop turning the socket?
       
    3. · AutoBravado
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      As far as using your impact on ANYTHING!!!!

      Buy a set of these

      http://www.harborfreight.com/10-piece-12-in-torque-limiting-extension-bar-set-69870.html

      With these you can crank on a bolt/nut for 20 minutes... It wont go but maybe 5-10lbs beyond its specified torque. My impact runs 1100ft/lbs of forward torque and 900ft/lbs of reverse torque. THEY WORK. I've tested them with digital SNAP-ON torque wrench. Never more than 10lbs off... They range from 65-150ft/lbs and they are a life saver... Unless your in a tight spot, then you can pull out your torque wrench. But I pick these over a torque wrench 9 out of 10.

      The 100ft/lb stick is blue, but mine is almost completely grey, I use it on every lug nut every time. At 100ft/lbs, a 80lb female can break these lugs with the factory equipment on the side of the road with no problems if need be. And I've never had a wheel come loose.
      It's been asked how these work.

      I'll give an example. When I use my 3/8" racheting air wrench and put a 1/4" adapter on it, it produces a lot less force. Which is perfect because even 50 ft./lbs would be a lot on delicate items. I think it knocks it down to about 20 ft/lbs.

      These have shafts with various smaller shafts, which allow less force through.
       
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      I knew this would mess with the chain just not the extent. I would impact it off but not impact it on.

      So just putting the belt on gives enough friction in the grooves to hold the pulley? I had figured the pulley would just spin in the belt.


      You can impact it back on too. I've read a discussion in which some people were saying not to impact and others were saying it's fine to do it. It was arguing back and forth, but finally one person who seemed to have knowledge of some type of physics viz a viz engines and torque specs, etc., made a convincing argument that it was perfectly fine to use an impact to put it back on. Scotty Kilmer (love him or hate him) uses an impact to put them back on. I've done it before with zero problems. I use a torque limiting extension which makes sure you can't over-torque the crank nut. I have a set with various torque ratings.


      Here is the set I have. It has 110 ft lbs as one of the set:


      http://www.harborfreight.com/10-piece-12-in-torque-limiting-extension-bar-set-69870.html


      This set is NOT made in China. It's made in Taiwan and seems to be good quality to me.
       
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