Wheel stud torque.

Jim Katz jkatz4125 at msn.com
Wed Dec 11 08:32:20 EST 2002

While you're at it, clean off the mating areas completely.  I knew someone
who had antiseize slop over from the threads to the mating area (where the
wheel meets the lug bolt) and her wheels kept coming loose for weeks.  You
might not be able to see it.

jim katz

>From: George Harris <harchris at smokesignal.net>
>To: quattro at audifans.com
>Subject: Wheel stud torque.
>Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 06:43:03 -0500
>During the discussion about wheel stud torquing I believe I mentioned
>something like:
>"I use antiseize on my wheel studs and have never had them come loose!"
>Well, I would like to report that the Audi Gods have struck! Three hours
>into a 4 hour road trip yesterday, I got onto a rough paved road. I was
>getting some rumbling from one wheel that seemed to be out of proportion
>to the roughness of the road, so I got out and used a ratchet and socket
>to see if one of the wheels was loose. Sure enough, the left front was
>loose. I recently had all four wheels put on at a shop when the tires
>were replaced, and the grease monkey torqued them on, so I'm going to
>blame him and keep my record clear ;-)

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