<VV> Torque Spec for Camaro lug nuts - HUMOR

Bruce Schug bwschug at charter.net
Fri Oct 9 16:48:33 EDT 2009

On Oct 9, 2009, at 4:41 PM, Robert Marlow wrote:

> FrankCB wrote:
>> There are TWO reasons to tighten the lug nuts with a torque wrench.
>> One is to make certain that they are not so tight that you can't take
>> them off when you have to change a tire by the side of the road in  
>> the
>> rain late at night.  When I get tires changed and wheels reinstalled
>> at the tire shop I drive the car home, jack up that wheel,  loosen  
>> the
>> lug nuts and RETORQUE them all in the recommended sequence.  Some
>> times I actually have to use a breaker bar since the lug nuts have
>> been installed with an air wrench set to a level probably way above
>> recommended value.
> And when I put them on myself, without a torque wrench, they are not  
> too
> tight to remove at roadside.
>> The second reason is to insure that the nuts have been tightened
>> gradually in proper sequence (skipping one nut to go on to the next).
>> I count as I so it so it sounds like "41, 43, 45, 42, 44" then "61,
>> 63, 65, 62, 64" and so on.  If you DON'T tighten this way, it's
>> possible that the position of the wheel is distorted and the braking
>> will suffer and wear unevenly.
> Like I said, engineers!  I tighten them gradually (once snug, the  
> second
> time tight), in crossover sequence, with whatever wrench is handy.
> --Bob

Now I understand why you like top terminal batteries!

Bruce W. Schug
Treasurer, Membership Chairman
CORSA South Carolina
Stock Corvair Group
Performance Corvair Group
CORSA member since 1982
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