Just bought an Haynes manual for my wifes Fabia.
The wheel nuts torque is 83lbs ft but the illustration shows steel wheels.
Never having had alloys this seems high even for steel.
Would this be the torque for alloys as well.
For a high value, try the MB W140 at 150 Nm for both steels and alloys, which is what the fitting shop at a certain discount megastore were going to apply to my W126 until I insisted that they double check and verify 110Nm as the correct figure.
Tyre fitters and garages just airgun them at 500Nm regardless of car!
When I get my car back from such work it takes my full 90kg bouncing on a 50cm extending wrench to undo the wheel bolts, as standing still won't do it. I then re-torque them to the 110Nm recommended by Vauxhall.
It all depends on the car and the alloys. Some alloys use the tapered faced bolt and usually have a lower torque requirement i.e. 65 ft lbs on a golf compared to some flat faced bolts which tend to have a higher requiement like 80/90 ft lbs. You can not make a general statement about alloys. Regards Peter
I'd agree. Most surprised and pleased to find that tyre dealers for the last few years have done a 'light tighten' with the air gun, and finished with a torque wrench - and yes, it did rotate before it clicked!