Nubo wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:09 pm
gncndad wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:03 pm
Regardless of the competence of anyone working on my car, I ALWAYS retorque wheels when I get home.
Same here. Usually they'll set the impact gun
way over spec but I've also found them too loose. I redo and set with a torque wrench. I've had it vastly wrong too many times. If it's too tight to loosen without risking the lug or stud, it's far better to return the next day and have THEM deal with it. If you discover it months later, you're probably out of luck.
So many places now use torque sticks on the impact wrench. I don't get it, because my limited experience as a consumer has told me that the torque sticks are just plain inaccurate...probably "operator error", or "operator too casual."
My first visit to a new-to-me Toyota dealership, I made a friendly challenge to the Service Director (I NEVER deal with a Service Adviser until I've met with the Service Director!!!!) that I would check lug nut torque after the tire rotation. I checked. They were at 140 lb/ft instead of 76!!!!!! I returned, with a smile (no need to be pissed!) to the dealership. The Service Director brought the tech out and had him apologize to me, in person, in the showroom!!!!!
(I have since followed the Service Director to a different dealership, where he has surrounded himself with excellent techs! They always allow me in the garage if I have a question.)