[ba] Wrecked V8 continuum

Mike Veglia msvphoto at pacbell.net
Fri Aug 30 13:21:56 EDT 2002

In a message dated 8/29/2002 Shayne writes:

> Great question.  You should ALWAYS re-torque your wheels.  Matter of fact,
> usually carry my torque wrench with me.  IME, they usually do loosen up
> the first 50 or so miles.  I usually re-torque them 2 or 3 times.

Scares me. I guess I should start checking mine. Come to think of it, I just
rotated the tires a week or so ago on my wife's new-to-us '95 A6q Avant and
will re-torque them tonight. The new habit starts today.

I honestly always dismissed this as legal paranoia. It has only been in the
past few years I have heard this, and have owned countless cars with alloy
wheels for over two decades now. Having never found a loose lug on any of my
cars (and I often do my own tire rotations) I never heeded the warning. I
think Shayne's car loosing a wheel made me stop and think. His advice will
be taken seriously, easy enough to do after all.

Three shops in one day?! Did we have a hard time finding a competent
alignment shop, or what?!

Mike Veglia
Motor Sport Visions Photography

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