Curious about opinions on the use of torque wrenches in karting. Coming from the car racing world I am used to torquing important fasteners to spec. This is coming from a few bad experiences I had this past season with my CR125’s jug possibly not being tight enough or just inconsistently torqued. I had a fresh head gasket blow once (found the nuts inconsistently loose) and then the jug base cracked on my last race day when a stud broke, ending my season a few hours early! I have a good quality torque wrench but I believe it’s not giving me good clicks near the bottom of it’s range. I’ve seen a few karters torque things, others just use the “gutentight” method. Do you torque things other than engine components?
For those that use them, any recommendations on a quality low range torque torque wrench?