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What percent of Porsche owners own a torque wrench?

 
Old 12-11-2013, 07:19 PM
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:49 PM
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:56 PM
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by PhilD View Post
I do, in fact I will usually loosen them and start again. I've found more over-torqued lugs over the years than I have under-torqued.
^^^ This!

I'm much more worried about some knuckle-dragger cranking on my lugs like it's a Ford F250 or something. I always have service adviser write directly on the work order " hand torque to 96 ft-lbs"
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:01 PM
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:07 PM
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3/8 craftsman ditigal. 5 to 150lbs settings.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Cuda911 View Post
The question wasn't regarding the money, but whether or not I should check the torque on the lug bolts every time someone has the wheels off.
Absolutely. There is no question in my mind to always check your lug bolts/nuts using your own torque wrench whenever any maintenance is done, by dealer or independent, who performs work which requires wheels to be removed. Just last month I received my LX 570 back from the Lexus dealer with lug nuts so tight on two wheels that I had to use a 3' extension pipe on a 2' half inch drive breaker bar to remove the nuts.

I bought my first torque wrench in 1957 and now have 5 of different ranges.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:26 PM
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:38 PM
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OK, thanks for the input guys. Torque wrench is now officially on my X-mas list.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by PJorgen View Post
^^^ This!

I'm much more worried about some knuckle-dragger cranking on my lugs like it's a Ford F250 or something. I always have service adviser write directly on the work order " hand torque to 96 ft-lbs"
Just FYI, as of MY 2012 the torque for the silver wheel bolts is 118ftlbs. 118ftlbs is also "permitted retroactively" on the silver wheel bolts up to the model year 2011.

I have 4 torque wrenches: 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4"
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Originally Posted by Doug_B_928 View Post
Just FYI, as of MY 2012 the torque for the silver wheel bolts is 118ftlbs. 118ftlbs is also "permitted retroactively" on the silver wheel bolts up to the model year 2011.

I have 4 torque wrenches: 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4"
Did not know that, thanks for the info.

What caused Porsche to do this? Wheels coming off?
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:40 PM
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I have 3 torque wrenches. 2 regular digital ones and a large 4' $500 one for my center locks...444ft lbs is the center lock tq spec.
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:34 PM
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I have four. One digital that I rarely use, one ratcheting half-inch Craftsman with a range that handles most of my torqueing needs and two beam-type wrenches--one for backup and one with a low range (inch-pounds) that I use for tightening wheel bearing nuts.

Anyone who cares about his car should have a torque wrench and make sure that his lug nuts are at the proper torque. In fact, as soon as I log off, I'm heading out to the garage to loosen all of the lug nuts on my wife's GX460 and re-torque them. I just got her new tires yesterday and I'm confident that the monkey who mounted the tires installed the wheels with an air wrench. Judging from the scratches on the wheels, I'm assuming he wasn't very particular about the torque specs.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:53 PM
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I too have a couple that are used frequently.
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