[LCML] anti-seize, torque etc
jimcruiser at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 22 12:17:59 CDT 2011
First off - I also use anti-seize on everything under the sun.
I have never worried about the difference in dry vs. wet torque values - but I do use a torque wrench. You can see on the charts that standard bolts have a roughly 20% lower torque rating for wet vs. dry - but I have never snapped anything using stated torque values. I think most people don't use a torque wrench, so the difference between 38 vs 31 ft/lbs on a regular 1/2" bolt is likely meaningless.
The only exception is aluminum engine blocks - and almost all of those give an 'torque angle' type value (example being BMW head bolts).
Here is a handy chart:
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