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Old 07-17-2012, 11:53 AM   #81
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Originally Posted by josephi View Post
Wow. I believe the torque spec for those studs is only about 11 ft/lbs, and the cap nuts is about 8 ft/lbs, which is very light and shouldn't have resulted in stripped threads. Was the VCG replaced before, and is it possible that someone else may have overtightened the nuts/studs and weakened the threads in the process?
I recall reading somewhere that torque wrenches can be notoriously inaccurate at settings that are near either end of their range...

You may want to test your torque wrench for accuracy.
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