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

QSHIPQ at aol.com QSHIPQ at aol.com
Tue Oct 22 00:16:59 EDT 2002

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Ok Bob:
I just cked the wagon with 120 on the torque wrench to loosen, nary a click
on any of the 4 wheels.  That's a full 10 days following retorque at the
track of 15minute intervals.  We didn't have a problem with the rally car
last weekend either, running a lot harder on the wheel bolts than any track
event.   I'm not trying to explain what happened to you at all.  Something is
majorly wrong, and you should thoroughly ck the wheels for signs of cracking
and fatigue.  Usually cracking starts around the wheel bolt centers.  For the
suspect wheel, you can call a local race shop to find where to take the wheel
in question.  From the removal procedure you described, you'll want to do
this now.

In a message dated 10/21/2002 5:05:05 PM Central Daylight Time,
rpastore at animalfeeds.com writes:

I guess I just added torque with each round of "clicks" when the stuff was
very hot.   Then when it cooled, I was stuck.  Now I back off in reverse,
then tighten to the spec.


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