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After you torque bolts, do you need to check or re-torque them? If so, at what interval or frequency? Thanks.
 

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Replied to your post over at weightweenies a few minutes ago. Here it is again:

I remember reading that one should not re-check torque settings as it could do more harm than good. As I recall, a tightener has a maximum clamping power at a specified torque setting. Once a tightener is torqued, there will be some "loosening" of the bolt head, not threads, even though the torque level is correct. When you retorque, you are in essence exceeding the recommended torque value. So, if you want to check the torque settings, then loosen all bolts first, then bring them back up to the specific torque level.
 

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After you torque bolts, do you need to check or re-torque them? If so, at what interval or frequency? Thanks.
You should re-torque bolts any time they come loose. Otherwise, you should leave them alone for the reasons PsyDoc explained.
 
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