Torque for clutch pressure plate bolts

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Torque for clutch pressure plate bolts

Post by Mark.T » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:37 pm

Hi
I'm just putting a new clutch in a BX 19TRS and am not sure how much to torque up the six 13 mm bolts holding the pressure plate to the flywheel. The Haynes (sorry - its all I've got on the clutch...) lists 7.2 lbf foot for what it calls the "clutch cover bolts" Is this what it is referring to? The torque seemed a bit low.
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Re: Torque for clutch pressure plate bolts

Post by Kitch » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:06 pm

I do them up to a 'grunt'.

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Re: Torque for clutch pressure plate bolts

Post by rutter123 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:56 pm

i do them up til they're tight.
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Re: Torque for clutch pressure plate bolts

Post by JayW » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:46 pm

Kitch wrote:I do them up to a 'grunt'.
I go to 1.2 grunts. (or "feels about right") in old money.

TBH, apart from critical internals and headbolts, I seldom bother with the torque hammer.
I have zero patience for your tedium.

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Re: Torque for clutch pressure plate bolts

Post by rutter123 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:49 pm

How do you measure .2 of a "grunt"? My gruntometer only works in whole numbers not decimals. You'rs must be a more up to date measuring device.
I find my hoomphometer much better on the bigger nuts and bolts.
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Re: Torque for clutch pressure plate bolts

Post by Mark.T » Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:18 pm

Thanks all - glad it's not critical. Did it up nice and tight and transmission is back in now.

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Re: Torque for clutch pressure plate bolts

Post by JayW » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:14 am

rutter123 wrote:How do you measure .2 of a "grunt"? My gruntometer only works in whole numbers not decimals. You'rs must be a more up to date measuring device.
I find my hoomphometer much better on the bigger nuts and bolts.
You must have one of those cheap Chinese Gruntometers off eBay Cliff, i got a proper one from Poundland.

Have you tried a "f*cking bast@rd french sh!t"-ometer? It's a bread & butter tool for old Citroens, particularly BX's...
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Re: Torque for clutch pressure plate bolts

Post by rutter123 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:38 am

Like most tools from Poundland-they are made from bread and butter.
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