skyhiranger said: (quoted from post at 10:25:48 12/04/12)
soundguy said: (quoted from post at 09:12:46 12/04/12) yes.. some manual revisions have more data than other.s
a standard sae torque spec chart copied and stuck intot he book will help.
on something like a tie rod end.. getting the pin seated and nut turned to a point that is tight and lets the cotter pin go in..that's all i've ever done..
Only the later 8Ns have the castle nut and cotter pin. My '51 just has the nut.
I have got some additional torque specs for the 8N that I found and printed off and stuck in the book. I guess I need to print off standard torque specs for the bolts/nuts that aren't specifically addressed in the book and/or charts and put in there as well.
Seems kinda stupid to put torque specs in some manuals, then remove them in later revisions. With mine being a '95 copyright, I would think it should have one of the most comprehensive lists of torque specs of any of them....but I guess not.
I'm sure the 2004 OEM shop manual for my Ram truck has a torque specification for the tie rod stud nut. I have never thought I needed it or looked for it so that is just an educated guess.
Now if I was given the job of programming the robotic tool that was going to nail it down on the assembly line at the factory I would have demanded it from the engineering department. And if I was also asked to author the tie rod service section in the shop manual I would almost surely have put it in knowing that 99.99% of the tie rod end service that was ever going to be performed on 2004 Ram trucks was going to be done without looking it up.
Heck, modern manuals will give you a torque spec for just about everything from head bolts down to the #4 machine screw that holds the nameplate on the steering wheel. Robots always need a number - humans not so much.
This post was edited by TheOldHokie at 12:11:36 12/04/12 2 times.
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