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Torque Settings

Just a quick question I am looking at removing the lug nuts that are on my car and I am replacing them with a full set of locking wheel nuts from BMW.

Can anyone tell me the correct torque setting for both the lug wheel nuts and the locking wheel nuts please.

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Rob, yer doing my nut in with yer double posts.

10 mins on the naughty step for you!

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Rob, yer doing my nut in with yer double posts.

10 mins on the naughty step for you!
Sorry, my internet crashed, then I came back and it was not there, not sure how thats happended
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Am I supposed to believe that . 110Nm buddy
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Am I supposed to believe that . 110Nm buddy
Thanks Sean, I am just in the process of looking at a breaker bar and torque wrench. i have seen a jack in Costco which i believe is very good.
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Get yourself a set of axle stands too as its always safer to have a car supported on these when working on it. Never trust a jack! 17mm socket is the size you need for your nuts and use a 1/2" drive socket on a breaker bar to crack them off and never apply copper grease to the wheel nut threads
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Thanks Sean I have seen a few recommend sgs engineering as they do deals. Would you recommend a 1/2 breaker bar? I'm also looking at a torque wrench but I'm not sure what to look at.
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1/2 inch breaker bar is best so you don't crack yer own nuts

And Halfords do some good torque wrenches 1/2 inch.
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I will try Halfords as I work over the road from one
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Thanks Sean I have seen a few recommend sgs engineering as they do deals. Would you recommend a 1/2 breaker bar? I'm also looking at a torque wrench but I'm not sure what to look at.
Halfords should have what you need but check out Machine Mart too Rob as they can sometimes be cheaper! I have a few Torque wrenches but one is specifically for wheels and is set to 110 and the others are for engine work etc, I think they are Clarke's? My breaker bars are a mixture but mostly Sealeys and one Halfords Professional

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Thanks Sean I will try that. I have a 200 piece socket set from Halfords Professional and I'm really impressed so I may get one of their breaker bars.

These are the trolley jacks: http://www.sgs-engineering.com/tjl2c...ur-axle-stands
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The Halfords range is good and that trolley jack deal is good plus its a nice low jack which is perfect for the mini. If you get yourself a lump of wood about 1 1/2" thick by about a foot long you can jack the car off the sill and use the axle stands on the jacking points. Just make sure the lump of wood is tight to the inner lip of the sill. You can fire up one side on axle stands in one go using this method
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Thanks Sean, could I use these if I can't get any wood:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/152076327870

I know there are other kits available on that site for trolley jacks and stands etc
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