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Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 21:03:01 -0300
From: Dexter J <>
Subject: Re: rear wheel bolts seized!

Salutations You are a very advanced as an owner and I applaud your smart self - save the grease.. Pick up some 'Anti Seize' compound instead.. It's cheap and does a better job all round I think.. I've always found that grease burns off on things like rotors (and other seemingly safely greasable things like speaker cover screws) and thusly - I'm not sure if grease on the bolt doesn't melt/weep out in really wet conditions after a while.. I get the expensive copper anti seize - although the grimy gray stuff works just as well I's assured.. In either case, I use it on all fasteners in the car and on the bike and on the motorhome every time I turn a bolt or a screw and it works great.. Quick whiff of penetrating oil to break the seal when I need to take something off again and it looks like the day it went in.. Given we are on the 279 straight rain/sleet/catagory three saline fog day here in Nova Scotia - that's not bad I figure.. -- J Dexter - webmaster - all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Margret Hirt - Baby Its Cold Outside Simon Putz wrote: > > Hi, > > this was just some time after putting the summer wheels back on, it was > pretty cold, snowed one time a bit > and rained alot in the meantime. my air wrench puts out around 300 Nm and i > couldnt get the bolts to open with that, > the problem is rather that you round off the edges of the bolts i guess. > i always torque my wheels to 125 Nm that seems to be just right. i also put > a bit of grease on the contact surface. > normally i change the tires myself, just this time i bought new tires and > also let the place install them. ill never do it again, well atleast > the tired (continental ecocontact) were cheap. > > bye > > simon

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