Porsche lug nuts are of the "closed end" type and are
designed to torque down leaving a very small gap to the tip
of the wheel lugs/studs. Owners using axle grease on the
lugs and nuts would inevitably squeeze the excess into this
gap -- the grease has nowhere else to go. The owners would
torque down the lug nuts to spec not knowing that the
incompressible grease was not allowing the nuts to hold the
wheels on tightly enough. I did not hear of any wheels
flying off but common problems were bent rotors, damaged
alloy wheels, and irregularly worn tires (in that order of
occurrence). This was back in the 80's. I had called my
close friend in Long Island who had a 911 Targa (still has
it, actually) to ask him if he was still greasing the
studs -- he laughed and said the anti-seize he switched to
as advised by his mechanic worked "much better because your
hands don't get greasy anymore rotating the tires."
Conservative application of anti-seize on very clean mating
parts, gradual torquing to spec, then retorquing after a
certain period of time or use. Good stuff if used properly.
"it all has to do with having dissimilar metals
together-- the antiseize keeps them from reacting together and seizing
Well, it seems from what you said, you didn't imply any reason other
than dissimilar metals.
If you took the time to apply some reason, you'd see the parent to
your post indicated that it would be a good idea to use the 100K
service interval to apply to the plugs.
Got it, Jr?
On 21 Sep 2005 06:33:33 -0700, " email@example.com"
You just brought back memories of a 87 Cavalier 4 door. 2.0 fuel
injected automatic. Dang number 3 spark plug siezed in the head. Left
the threaded shell, broke off just above the nut. The customer decided
to just part it out rather then paying me to fix it.
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