Beware of the upcoming cracks!
71 BGT w/w with final torque set by itself I believe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Hunt" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "V8 list" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2010 11:39 AM
Subject: [Mgs] Wheel nut torque
> Had two fronts tyres replaced this week, and I noticed that the fitter
> used an
> air gun to do the nuts back up and only used a torque wrench to check that
> they weren't *under* torqued. Correct torque is 60 ft lb, I used my
> wrench to loosen a couple on the rears and they needed about 70 ft lb.
> One of
> the fronts got up to 100 ft lb before it started to move, very slowly,
> torque to keep it moving whereas they usually loosen quite quickly,
> got up to 120 ft lb and then the torque wrench (bendy bar type) broke! I
> to use a breaker bar on the rest, and they were very variable in how much
> force was required. Bastards, that's another tyre chain (National Tyre
> Autowreck) crossed off my list, to go with the place (Shit-Fit) that
> the coating on a just-refurbished alloy. This place also used a short
> lift to
> raise the car, the wheels straddle it then they put rubber blocks under
> body to lift it, something else I didn't like.
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