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I plan on using the Motive to bleed my brakes this weekend and after searching the forum and maintenance manuals I cannot find an exact value to torque the bleeder valve. I have seen reference to 7.5 lbs-ft and 9 lbs-ft. I assume this is an ok range (staying on the low side, assuimng no leaks). I am a little sensitive to this since I had a 1 year service done at a dealer a while back and the left front outer bleed valve came back with a slightly rounded head, as if the tech over-tightened it and the wrench slipped off.

Any comments about the torque range or the exact value if you know it? Thanks.

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Bleeder screw on brake caliper (M10 x 1) 8 - 12 Nm (6.0 - 9.0 ftlb)

Most torque wrenches are not very accurate at those low settings and many are not spec'd below 30 ftlb.

Not much torque - I usually just tighten until they do not leak.

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+1 on Loren's comments. When you encounter low torque values (like the oil cooler fasteners at 7 ft. lb.), you should be using an inch pound torque wrewnch instead of a foot pount unit.

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Thanks. I appreciate the feedback. I have an in-lb torque wrench but will take the advice about sufficient to torque not leak as best common sense answer (I'll see what my torque wrench says at that point for grins).

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