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Old 03 Nov 2012, 02:18 pm
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The lug nuts on my 2010 Civic LX were so resistant to their removal that I had to call a tow truck to help me take off a flat tire. They were so sluggish, the "foot on the handle" technique would not work.

So my question is, "Would it be okay to spray the wheel bolts with a "WD-40-like spray," to avoid a similar situation in the future?"
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Old 03 Nov 2012, 07:10 pm
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"Ivory123" <pkeys2009@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> The lug nuts on my 2010 Civic LX were so resistant to their removal
> that I had to call a tow truck to help me take off a flat tire.
> They were so sluggish, the "foot on the handle" technique would not
> work.
>
> So my question is, "Would it be okay to spray the wheel bolts with a
> "WD-40-like spray," to avoid a similar situation in the future?"


Use anti seize.


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Old 04 Nov 2012, 02:03 am
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Default Re: resistant lug nuts

On 11/03/2012 12:18 PM, Ivory123 wrote:
> The lug nuts on my 2010 Civic LX were so resistant to their removal
> that I had to call a tow truck to help me take off a flat tire. They
> were so sluggish, the "foot on the handle" technique would not work.
>
> So my question is, "Would it be okay to spray the wheel bolts with a
> "WD-40-like spray," to avoid a similar situation in the future?"


wherever it is that you last went to get your tires/brakes done, don't
go there again. the final stage of replacing wheel lug nuts should be
use of a torque wrench. your place clearly used an impact wrench and
over-tightened.

sure, a little lube is fine, but don't use a spray. droplets go
everywhere, including brake disks. you don't want that.


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Old 04 Nov 2012, 07:14 am
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Ivory123 <pkeys2009@gmail.com> wrote in
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> The lug nuts on my 2010 Civic LX were so resistant to their removal
> that I had to call a tow truck to help me take off a flat tire. They
> were so sluggish, the "foot on the handle" technique would not work.
>
> So my question is, "Would it be okay to spray the wheel bolts with a
> "WD-40-like spray," to avoid a similar situation in the future?"




No.

The correct approach is to make sure they're torqued to the correct
80 ft-lbs.

If you use anti-seize, the torque figure must be reduced by 10%.

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Old 04 Nov 2012, 03:45 pm
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On Saturday, November 3, 2012 3:18:07 PM UTC-4, Ivory123 wrote:
> The lug nuts on my 2010 Civic LX were so resistant to their removal that I had to call a tow truck to help me take off a flat tire. They were so sluggish, the "foot on the handle" technique would not work.
>
>
>
> So my question is, "Would it be okay to spray the wheel bolts with a "WD-40-like spray," to avoid a similar situation in the future?"


I don't think the wheels have been off of the car since I bought it. At any rate, I intend to ask the dealer to tell the mechanics to set the torque at 80 ft. lbs.
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