We screw in the “sly” bolt – garage life hack

When removing the intake manifold on the fourth generation Ford Mondeo, the mounting bolts are very difficult to see.

In any case, to make mounting easier, I marked the mounting holes with a white marker.

I use this method when installing parts in other hard-to-see places.

A. Astashkin, Sarov

The prize for the author of the opinion is a set of ASTROhim automotive cosmetics.

And thanks to a hint from the reader “Behind the wheel” A. Barykin from Simferopol, you can tighten the fasteners at the right time, even if the torque wrench is not at hand. This is what he told us:

Simply hook a conventional steel scale onto the desired wrench and recalculate the required torque, taking into account the length of the arm. For example, in the case of spark plugs, the force required was 12.5 kgf on a shoulder of 200 mm, which corresponds approximately to a moment of 25 N∙m.

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