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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,

Caliban replied:

	<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, c1j1miller@aol.com