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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi all,
I'm a bit brain dead mechanically speaking, so can you help me out? I need the torque settings for my wheels, they are caked with brake dust and I feel the only way I'm getting that crap off is to take the wheels off. I want to avoid warping my hubs again!

Also, is there a semi decent torque wrench I can buy from Halfords?

Cheers,
Cem
 
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ooohhh my g.. you want to buy a torque wrench from HALFORDS!

order two hubs, two discs and bells and make an appointment with alan.

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regards

andre
 
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Hi Cem

for alloy wheels I always use 100-110NM. Never warped anything, never lost a wheel nut.

Can't comment on Halfords as we don't have them over here!

The Mintex dirt problem reminds me on the DS 3000 problem they had with Alcon brake kit.

Cheers

Mike
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
75 lbs/ft (or as scoobymike says, ~110Nm, I'm just a bit old fashioned http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/happy1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >) is plenty for good, clean, dry threads.

If you find any copper grease on the threads, clean it off with a wire brush and WD40. You can use it if you want but you must clean the threads and re-apply before using just over half the dry torque setting i.e. ~40lbs/ft. I know it doesn't seem a lot but it's more than enough as the coefficient of friction is almost halved by copperslip.

Of more import is the correct tightening sequence. First finger-tighten the nuts, making sure the wheel is sitting flat on the hub (wiggle it as you are tightening them to be sure). Tighten in a [URL]crosswise fashion[/URL] at 50% of the final torque. Lower the wheel onto the ground and tighten again at 100%.

I've cured many 'imbalanced wheels' just by refitting them correctly, most garages do not fit wheels correctly.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
75 ftlbs is the factory torque.

u can buy a decent low price torque wrench from www.international-tool.com , last time I looked a 0-150 ftlb 1/2 drive , vernier adjustable , click type was £19.95 inc vat but |PLS| carriage. Use only Snap-On myself , but I am a sad tool anorak
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
lol, nice one evoboy http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/biggrin1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >

Thanks all for the advice, I shall check em out.

Cem
 
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