VW Golf (vr6nitedriver@yahoo<img src=/i/dc.gif border=0 width=35 height=15>) wrote:
> lol i aint driving with my bolts loose,
> that just will create more problems
Well, I gotta admit that actually _driving_ with the bolts loose is a
iffy proposition, and in all fairness, Peter Jolles said so himself in http://www.gti-vr6.net/library/wheels_tires_brakes/remove_stuck_wheel.html
One time at the auto-x, I forgot to torque one of my (non-hub centric) wheels. We were running on an 3/8 miles oval that time. It only took
about 1/2 a lap before I hear a LOUD racket from the wheel. I pulled
into the pits and parked. One of the bolts had fallen off, and the
remaining four had about 1 1/2 thread of engagement left. Another 20 feet or so and the wheel would have fallen off and I'd be one hurting
However, I believe it's quite another story to just loosen a hub centric
wheel's bolts one or two turns, then do a few start/stops. I'm not
talking about driving any distance. I'm talking about starting &
stopping semi-hard within 5-10 feet or so.
> i ask this question, cause if i ever get a flat on
> the road, it will be a bitch to get the tire off, and > this happens on all 4 tires.
> never seize = dont work and i think its not designed
> for aluminum
Are you sure about that? A quick Google for "anti seize on aluminum"
sez that general-purpose anti-seize is basically a mix of aluminum flakes
& graphite powder (hence the silver gray color) and can be used for
steel-aluminum interfaces e.g. spark plugs in aluminum head.
I take off & put on wheels way too often so I can't say for sure whether
anti-seize will prevent a wheel from sticking to the hub, but I do know
that a smear of anti-seize behind the front rotors guarantees an easy
time taking them off.