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Old 02-11-2009, 10:03   #1
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Torque Formula ?

As one step in the maintainance proceedure of my Side power bow thruster it is recommended to re-torque the bolts. The manual reccomends a force of 12.4 ft/lbs. To access these bolts it will be necessary to use an 18" long x 1/2" extension on my torque wrench. A formula exists to adjust the torque values for the length of extension. Does anyone have this formula ?
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If it's a straight extension, there is no correction. Torque= Force x radius. You're not changing the radius with a straight extension so the torque you apply will be the same.
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If it's a straight extension, there is no correction. Torque= Force x radius. You're not changing the radius with a straight extension so the torque you apply will be the same.
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