[s-cars] More on audi wheel bolts/studs/torque

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Mon Oct 21 20:54:52 EDT 2002

Using a good torque wrench, you do not get higher bolt torque with lubed
bolts, just lower friction and higher clamping forces.


> From: "lenoble at optonline.net" <lenoble at optonline.net>
> Reply-To: lenoble at optonline.net
> Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 19:13:27 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [s-cars] More on audi wheel bolts/studs/torque
> Hello,
> Count me in the opposite camp, I'm in favor or using
> antiseize WHENEVER two dissimilar metals are used,
> AND there will be frequent disassembly. I don't want
> to experience galling, rusting, pitting, etc.
> I use antiseize on the studs, wheel bolts, etc. on
> the cars that have aluminum wheels and steel fasteners.
> That includes the Honda Oddy minivan (family mobile),
> Audi A8, and Porsche 944 turbo racercar. Before the
> Honda and the Audi, I used the same technique on the
> Volve 940 wagon and Lincoln Mark 8. Those vehicles
> went well over 100K miles each. I never had problems
> removing the lug nuts. I never has problems with
> loose lug nuts either.
> Regarding the Porsche, that gets regular track action,
> and frequent wheel changes (practice wheels, race wheels,
> rain wheels). I use antiseize on the threads, AND on the
> hub, where the wheel fits against it. I don't use a lot
> of AS, just a VERY thin layer.
> I'm not concerned about the effects of lubricant on
> torque values. If anything, the lubricant will cause
> me to have a higher than indicated torque. I use a click
> type torque wrench, set to the correct values. The
> Porsche requires 90 ft lbs for the lug nuts. The AS
> may result in more torque, but if the lug nut doesn't
> break when I put it on, it won't ever break.
> Barry
> Barry Lenoble
> lenoble at optonline.net
> http://members.rennlist.com/drive944/

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