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    Thread: Torque Setting For Wheels !

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      04-07-2012 09:19 PM #1
      Manual says 103 ft/lbs but one of the salesmen at my dealership said there was a directive
      stating that information in the manual concerning the torque setting wasn't correct. No
      specifics and something about having the service dep't supplying the correct information.
      Don't know if all VW models are involved or just one or some. Has anyone heard anything
      about this?

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      04-07-2012 09:59 PM #2
      Seems high, Ron. Golfs/Jettas are running 88 ft/lbs and my '12 Audi (which shares a chassis with the Beetle) is 90 ft/lbs.

      Bill
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      04-07-2012 11:08 PM #3
      I've always been taught 90ftlbs since my first car(1973 baja bug) to the other 4 beetles I have owned... Did the same on my Audi a4

      -wes

    4. 04-08-2012 01:59 AM #4
      All my cars (Audi, VW, Porsche, Mini) are at 88-90 ft-lbs.

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      04-08-2012 07:15 AM #5
      There should be a correction sent to all owners who have this in the manual.

      Went to the service dep't and they have nothing other than Wheel Bolt Tightening
      Specs at 140 Nm = 103 ft/lbs of torque for the Beetle. However, the Service Action
      Bulletin I was apprised of (#06A2) actually concerns the Passat but perhaps one on
      the Beetle is to follow? Tire rack shows similar Audi cars getting 89 ft/lbs..
      Last edited by ridgemanron; 04-09-2012 at 01:21 PM.

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