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Wheel nut tightening
#1
Whilst rotating my wheels last week, I had a quick look in the manual to find out how tight to torque the bolts too? Instead, the official hand book says "Tighten the bolts using the wheel brace, tighten them fully with out forcing."

I've re-checked them again today and nipped the bolts up.

So how tight is "without forcing?"
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#2
I tighten mine until my eyes start to bulge. Have a torque wrench but the eye bulge method has never failed in over twenty years.
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#3
A good squeeze, most almost self tighten
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#4
I use a torque wrench. I first tighten all around to 80 nm and then do a final tightening to 110 nm.
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#5
In the absence of a torque wrench I use the following torque settings FT - (fxxxxxg tight) or German Torque - (gutentight) Big Grin
1.9d Mk2 (M59/BE4/5) with battle scars from a conservatory attack. Previously owned a 1.4i Mk2 Forte.Confusedalut:
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#6
I use an air wrench on mine,then a long socket bar,just to make sure :whistle:
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#7
Quote:German Torque - (gutentight)

Sehr lustig Big GrinBig Grin
2010 Berlingo Multispace HDi 110 with FAP. Persamos green.

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#8
I find that when an eyeball pops out on your cheek thats usually a bit much. The other method is a 3ft breaker bar that smacks you in the grid and smashes your front teeth (bad experience talking) Exclamation
1.9d Mk2 (M59/BE4/5) with battle scars from a conservatory attack. Previously owned a 1.4i Mk2 Forte.Confusedalut:
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#9
When I was an earthmoving equipment fitter with the NCB we used to specify a universal torque setting for all bolts and nuts.....

Tighten until the thread strips and then back off half a turn...worked every time :whistle::whistle:Confusedillyme:Confusedillyme:
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(03-03-2012, 11:35 AM)andy-womble Wrote:  When I was an earthmoving equipment fitter with the NCB we used to specify a universal torque setting for all bolts and nuts.....

Tighten until the thread strips and then back off half a turn...worked every time :whistle::whistle:Confusedillyme:Confusedillyme:

Andy, you need to explain 'NCB' for the younger members.
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