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First Post - Transfer Case Help

Hello everybody. First post here and I need your advice. Truck is a 2016 F-250 CCSB Lariat 6.7 4x4. I did a drain and fill on my transfer case this evening and I didn’t know until it was time to torque the plugs down that my torque wrench is not working correctly. I put Permatex thread sealant with PTFE on the threads of the plugs and I torqued them by feel since my torque wrench was not working. I’m not a mechanic but I’ve turned enough wrenches to know about what 20ft lbs feels like. What I’m worried about is if I torqued them too much. I think I have them between 20-30ft lbs. I know these cast aluminum cases are really easy to crack so my question is do you think I should trust what I did as I’m confident I didn’t go past 30ft lbs or should I get myself a new torque wrench and go through the whole process again? I guess what I’m after is if up to 10ft lbs too much torque is a cause for concern on the transfer case plugs.

What would you do?
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I have never used a torque wrench on a transfer case plug, and haven't had any problems.
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i would do nothing

but get a new tq wrench for next time if you are concerned that the tight is right to tight is broken school of thought is flawed

the biggest threat is striping the case threads nothing you could do now would relieve that concern and i am sure it is not an issue ( you can usually feel aluminum give way )

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