---Problem solved--- Overtightened lug nut problem
t44tq at mindspring.com
Mon Apr 29 10:01:00 EDT 2002
Exactly what I use- I carry a 1/2" drive breaker bar, short extension,
17mm deep impact
socket and torque wrench in the car.
From: quattro-admin at audifans.com [mailto:quattro-admin at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of Beatty, Robert
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 8:28 AM
To: 'lee at wheelman.com'; quattro at audifans.com; jjs3rd at ix.netcom.com
Subject: RE: ---Problem solved--- Overtightened lug nut problem
I went out and specifically bought a 17mm impact driver socket and a 2'
1/2"drive breaker bar just for this.
> -----Original Message-----
> "John Stanton" <jjs3rd at ix.netcom.com> writes:
> > Here is the damage left in its wake.
> > 1 Proto 17mm deep 1/2 drive socket cracked
> > 1 Craftsman 17mm deep 3/8 drive socket cracked
> > 1 Craftsman 3/8 drive ratchet spewed its innards out
> through a hole in the
> > housing (guess that 3ft pipe was too much)
> > 1 S-K 17mm 3/8 drive socket cracked
> > 1 S-K 1/2 to 3/8 drive reducer
> > Thanks to those great no questions asked lifetime warrantees.
> > After breaking all those sockets, I bought a set of impact
> sockets. This
> > was the winning combination. And of course I smeared anti
> cease when
> > reinstalling the lugs.
> Get yourself a good 18 inch (or longer) breaker bar and 1/2" socket
> for this job in the future. 3/8" drive sockets and ratchets are just
> not stout enough...as you found out.
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