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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-05-2017, 14:10 Thread Starter
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What should the wheel nut torque be?

I have just had a mobile mechanic come and fit new discs, pads and shoes.
When he went to put the wheels back on he did not have MG ZR listed on his torque list so he googled it and he said it was 100
So he tightened the wheel nuts to 100
After i came back in and looked myself it seems it should have been 110????
so is 100 too little? and should I be worried?

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110nm. If it's been torqued to 100 I wouldn't worry, it should still be plenty tight enough.
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I assume he wasn't a MG/Rover specialist mobile.
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I assume he wasn't a MG/Rover specialist mobile.
he is a general car mecanic not a specilised one. he had list on back of van but it was just for current cars rather than all, it did not even have rover listed let alone mg. it had mini listed but was the bmw one. so he googled it and said it was 100, but not sure where he got 100 from as when i search cannot find that.
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He torques the wheelnuts which is more than many would do. 100 should be fine but if you are worried nip them up a little further by hand with the car tool.
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I cant see 100nm causing any problems. Although the handbook says 110. I also have a TF, The handbook gives a setting of just 70 for it. I suspect the difference might be down to the design of the wheelnuts.
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The difference between 100 and 110 Nm in practical terms is bugger all maybe the difference between two different uncalibrated torque wrenches. If it was done without a torque wrench what would it have been. If you can't sleep then tweak it up to 110 but as said he did use a torque wrench so that puts him ahead of many. Don't sweat it.
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Theres no way you will have a problem at 100nm, 8-10nm is like what a 6mm cam cover bolt would be.
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