Mayhem2015 wrote:WOW!! Unpleasant for sure.
I generally remove my studs with the rattle and then hand tighten, rattle on low setting then torque up.
Bill, do you see any excessive risk removing them with my technique? I assume safest is hand tools but the way I do it only seams marginally more risky. Thoughts?
Are you pursuing the service centre to replace broken parts? My mate had the same thing happen on his Prado. Stripped the thread rather than complete failure but they had replace the whole lot.
murwullambah wrote:How do you know when a stud is remotely dodgy, is it the feel or the look, not sure what to look for.
BillMcQuade wrote:I won't be able to pursue anyone over this, as it would be very hard to prove that it was their fault, especially as I was the one to actually break them. It's probably a cumulative thing from dealerships and other tyre places using rattle guns set to the usual "tighten it until it strips, then back it off a quarter turn" setting.
BillMcQuade wrote:In case anyone is wondering, the stud part # is; MB584750, and the cost is $8.14 + GST each.
tomdej wrote:Could some of the problems stem from the fitting of aftermarket wheels? The original wheels are hub centric, that is the weight of the wheels is borne by the hub of the rim which is exactly the right size to be supported.
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