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Subject: RE: Consistently Warped Rotors Driving Me Nuts
On Wed, 19 May 1999, Ian Duff (UltraNet) wrote:
]Dunno what's warping yours, but here are some thoughts on possible causes:
]Wheels mounted by impact wrench, lugnuts not all at same torque,
<are "torque sticks" adequate?
IME, they are not. Use a torque wrench. I bought new tires this winter;
spoke to the wrench installing, and he used the "blue" torque stick, which he
looked up the spec on as "80 ft/lbs". Not bad, I thought. However, on
removing the wheels a short while later, the "break-free" torque required
varied dramatically, with a couple of them on very tight indeed. Perhaps if
you keep hammering at them with the air gun and torque stick, they apply more
than the rated value? Either way, get and use a torque wrench.
chris miller, windham nh, email@example.com