How tight should my nuts be ?

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  1. Geordies

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    To do some waxoyl-ing I had to take off the front wheels from my 2014 Ford Transit base vehicle.

    Normally when taking the nuts of any vehicles wheels I use a bit of scaffolding pole to give some leverage.

    However, on the Transit, the nuts, while not slack, were not as tight as I would have imagined them to be. I'd have assumed they would need me swinging on a long scaffolding bar, but instead they loosened with a 1ft long extension on the socket wrench.

    The nuts have what appears to be built-in shake-proof washers, with little ridges on them, which, when doing the nuts back up I sort of heard them "click" as they reached a tight position. Is this a new invention on wheel nuts or what ?



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  2. Brian and Jo

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    Im assuming that you have alloy wheels on your motor home . you should NEVER use a bar of any sort to tighten them.those wheel nuts that you have on yours should be torqued to 200NM.and never use air wrenches to tighten them.
    Brian and Jo
    forgot to add dont put any copper grease on the studs or behind the wheels either
     
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  3. pappajohn

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    Listen to Brian ^^^^^.......he's the forums professional tyre guru.
     
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  4. Geordies

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    Nope, these are ordinary, direct from Ford, steel wheels !
     
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    Hi Brian, why do you suggest not using a air gun to tighten the nuts, had mine of recently and the garage used air gun to put them back on, mine are steel wheels
    I have got access to a torque wrench so might now check them
    Thks for info
     
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    sorry i thought they were alloys but the same applies anyway and same torque setting(y)
    brian and jo
     
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    It's Ok to use a gun up to a point but should be finally tightened with a torque wrench.
     
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    Is 200NM standard for all vehicles
     
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    air guns are a night mare especially if they are used to ram the wheel nuts on.they can easily stretch the threads on the studs and cause damage to the hubs and there is no accurate way of telling what torque they are tightened to .if you are going to check them with a torque wrench you will need to slacken them off first because im sure they will have been overtightened with the air gun.
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    Dont forget it could be you who has to undo them on a dark wet night at the side of the road.:)
     
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    No
     
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    Fiat Peugeot Citroen BOLTS not nuts
    See 15" & 16" [​IMG]
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    no it is not. we have data chart with a hive of information on for all the different vechicles.its a minefield to be honest:rolleyes:
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    Thank you for your helpful reply.
     
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    18nm.......less than 14ftlb.
    not much more than finger tight.
    81nm would be nearer the mark
     
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    Dont know where you got that from Andy......

    Fiat forum reply.......


    15 inch wheels M14 bolts 160Nm 118 lbs.ft
    16 inch wheels M16 bolts 180 Nm. 133 lbs.ft
     
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    Arrrr ! Now i see.

    DECA NEWTON METERS 18daNm =180Nm
     
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    Wake up John! :LOL:
     
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    Bloody europeans....nowt wrong with ftlb's
     
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    18 daNm = 132.76 lbf-ft
     

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