Re: Wrong wheel stud blues
The info in the link seems a bit dubious. 10-ft.lbs. of extra torque is going to cause failure? The tightening specs for wheel nut torque is from 85-105 and that's a lot of leeway. The writer of that article mentions an "even greater problem" from using anti-sieze but then doesn't say what he means by that...?
Just think how many cars there are on the roads with over-torqued lugs from out-of-calibration or wrongly set impact wrenches! Five of the lug nuts on my ex-state car were stripped and I'm sure it's from over-torquing by careless wheel jockeys. There are no warped rotors though, so that's a relief.
Actually, I thought the caution about anti-sieze was that the threads would be 'slicker' and maybe that would cause them to work themselves loose. The TSB says to make sure there is good metal-to-metal contact, so I'm going to clean most of the AS off. I guess I will check them in 6 months or so, just to be sure.
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