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Best tool for holding crank still whilst tightening/ removing crank bolt?

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.8L DOHC' started by 95GTOwner, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. Intuit

    Intuit FEOA Member

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    Driving 88hp and 110hp vehicles... gotta make up for that in other areas...
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    Damn right. Grunt. Scratch.
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    dchawk81 FEOA Member

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    Focus is 160hp/145tq tho'.
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    Intuit FEOA Member

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    Moto does 0-60 in 3 seconds. Quickly hit a buck fifty beg'n for more. 13.1-1 compression ratio; 127hp on a 405lb vehicle.

    EDIT: ....scratch, grunt, grunt, grunt...
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    Maxwelhse FEOA Member

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    To be honest, I've never ran an air tool at the recommended pressure either, but I've never had one this expensive before too.
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    I've never had a problem with any bolts. 120psi and this thing gets the job done.

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    Model # might be helpful for someone that stumbles on this topic later on. This has sorta turned into an air compressor/impact thread.
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    Looks like the plain jane base IR to me but then I'm not exactly intimate with their models.
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    Ah. There are 1/2" that can put out that power for less money now. That thing is a monster.
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    Ya, my dad has had it for ~15+ years. Still rattles like day one.
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    What he said... My fancy composite/titanium IR 1/2 puts out like 80 less ft-lbs and is $100 cheaper. If you actually tested them both it may not really be that way, but?

    Not knocking your Dad's choice of weapon. I'm sure that thing is a good gun and has served him well, but it is on the spicy side as far as cost. Plus 3/4" drive sockets are salty too.

    Thanks for updating the thread though. It's just that much more food for thought for some other guy 10 years from now.
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    Well, I'm new here so I may bump a few old threads while learning about these cars.
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    I hope you do. That's exactly the reason I finally joined up. I found an old thread that I discovered something new about and updated it.
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    Yep new flesh is good for this place and thanks for posting.
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    Oh and yeah for an old gun that 3/4 is badass.

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