Wheel Lug torque - 01 V70

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    What is the proper torque value for the wheel lug bolts on a 2001 V70
    (alloy wheels, if that makes a difference)?

    TIA...
     
    Guest, May 26, 2007
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    Roger Mills Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    <> wrote:

    > What is the proper torque value for the wheel lug bolts on a 2001 V70
    > (alloy wheels, if that makes a difference)?
    >
    > TIA...



    VADIS says 140 Nm (~103 ft.lbs)

    I've never been convinced that a torque wrench is necessary when doing up
    wheel bolts or nuts - there isn't one supplied with the spare wheel! I just
    do them up tight - and then some!
    --
    Cheers,
    Roger
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    Roger Mills, May 26, 2007
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  3. "Roger Mills" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> What is the proper torque value for the wheel lug bolts on a 2001 V70
    >> (alloy wheels, if that makes a difference)?
    >>
    >> TIA...

    >
    >
    > VADIS says 140 Nm (~103 ft.lbs)
    >
    > I've never been convinced that a torque wrench is necessary when doing up
    > wheel bolts or nuts - there isn't one supplied with the spare wheel! I
    > just do them up tight - and then some!
    > --
    > Cheers,
    > Roger
    >


    I had much less trouble with brake pulsation after I started using a torque
    wrench on wheels with disc brakes. Drums don't seem to care.

    Mike
     
    Michael Pardee, May 26, 2007
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  4. Guest

    Roger Mills Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    Michael Pardee <> wrote:

    > "Roger Mills" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    >> <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> What is the proper torque value for the wheel lug bolts on a 2001
    >>> V70 (alloy wheels, if that makes a difference)?
    >>>
    >>> TIA...

    >>
    >>
    >> VADIS says 140 Nm (~103 ft.lbs)
    >>
    >> I've never been convinced that a torque wrench is necessary when
    >> doing up wheel bolts or nuts - there isn't one supplied with the
    >> spare wheel! I just do them up tight - and then some!
    >> --
    >> Cheers,
    >> Roger
    >>

    >
    > I had much less trouble with brake pulsation after I started using a
    > torque wrench on wheels with disc brakes. Drums don't seem to care.
    >
    > Mike


    How do you explain that? Are you suggesting that you were succeeding in
    distorting the discs? When using a torque wrench, were they tighter than
    before, or less tight?

    I'm a great believer in doing them up in sequence 1-3-5-2-4 *three* times -
    i.e. nipping them on the first pass, tightening them on the second (while
    still on the jack) and finally tightening them on the ground. I've never had
    any problems with brake pulsation - other than the anti-lock mechanism
    occasionally doing what it's designed to do!
    --
    Cheers,
    Roger
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    Roger Mills, May 26, 2007
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  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    > > "Roger Mills" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > >>
    > >> I've never been convinced that a torque wrench is necessary when
    > >> doing up wheel bolts or nuts - there isn't one supplied with the
    > >> spare wheel! I just do them up tight - and then some!


    The spare wheel is temporary...

    I do them with the torque wrench for a couple of reasons:

    1. Why not? They are bolts, just like any other bolt, with the
    additional caveat that their function is somewhat more critical at 140
    km/hr than the valve cover fasteners.

    2. I can sleep soundly, knowing that the bolts are not over-stressed.

    3. I know that they are tight enough so that my Lovely Bride will not
    lose a wheel whilst driving, but not so tihgt that she can't remove them
    on the side of the road, should she need to put the spare on.

    > > I had much less trouble with brake pulsation after I started using a
    > > torque wrench on wheels with disc brakes. Drums don't seem to care.

    >
    > How do you explain that? Are you suggesting that you were succeeding in
    > distorting the discs?


    I've heard this before, I don't know if it's urban legend or not.

    > When using a torque wrench, were they tighter than
    > before, or less tight?


    I'm betting that they are less tight with a torque wrench. Back when
    dinosaurs roamed the earth, I was a technician at a VW dealer...I always
    used a torque wrench on alloy wheels. I was the only guy that did so.
    Everyone else shot them on with the air wrench...this was before the
    days of torque-limiting extensions (which I don't trust so much anyway).
    Had a few people complain after getting a flat, though I don't recall
    any complaints of brake pulsation...
    >
    > I'm a great believer in doing them up in sequence 1-3-5-2-4 *three* times -
    > i.e. nipping them on the first pass, tightening them on the second (while
    > still on the jack) and finally tightening them on the ground.


    That should work - if they aren't too tight! <g>
     
    Guest, May 26, 2007
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  6. "Roger Mills" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    > Michael Pardee <> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> I had much less trouble with brake pulsation after I started using a
    >> torque wrench on wheels with disc brakes. Drums don't seem to care.
    >>
    >> Mike

    >
    > How do you explain that? Are you suggesting that you were succeeding in
    > distorting the discs? When using a torque wrench, were they tighter than
    > before, or less tight?
    >


    I realize the whole "brake pulsation" thing is controversial; I'm just
    reporting my experience. FWIW, here's CanadianDriver's take on it:
    http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/jk/020109.htm
    "...Incorrect tightening of the wheel nuts also can warp a rotor. When
    installing a wheel, snug up the wheel nuts and then tighten them in two
    stages using an alternating criss-cross pattern. Using a torque wrench is
    critical on modern vehicles. ..."

    Your Experience May Vary

    Mike
     
    Michael Pardee, May 26, 2007
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