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post #161 of 173 (permalink) Old 03-08-2014, 11:51 AM
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Did Oil change today to start the spring season

Checked me Toe Links! and needed to tighten them, each a little less than a quarter turn on 45footlbs 60 NM?

Just reporting in

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post #162 of 173 (permalink) Old 03-08-2014, 02:02 PM
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Every oil change just a few extra minutes to check them is no big deal. Then as a yearly pm check all suspension hardware.

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post #163 of 173 (permalink) Old 05-09-2014, 04:07 AM
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Have another track day tomorrow, drove less than 2000 miles and 2 months since my last toe link check. street only.

should I be worried and check again tonight?

I'm really pressed for time and the weather isnt cooperating for me to do it in my driveway tonight

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Oh my God! Check them!

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post #165 of 173 (permalink) Old 05-11-2014, 05:05 PM
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can anyone confirm if the lotus sport toe links also need 60 Nm on the inboard side? I have torqued mine to 60 Nm but dont want to damage anything.
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didn't get to check them before the track day, but had no issues on the track. Ran contis all day.

will let car sit until I check them again

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I torque mine to 55ftlb just incase. Any opinions on that?
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post #168 of 173 (permalink) Old 05-13-2014, 05:07 PM
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^^ 55 ftlbs? Thats 74 Nm...seems like quite a lot?

No one can answer my question if the 60 Nm applies to lotus sport toe links with rod ends. I guess an extra 10 Nm wouldnt hurt it?
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checked torque again after another oil change. All is dandy and thats after a 360 spinout on track

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Just upgraded my Elise to the Sector111 DSbrace

I built a fixture (ok two screws, 6 bolts, 4 washers) to hold a laser pointer so I could adjust the tow back to its original settings after replacing the links.

the fixture holds the laser pointer, the laser shines a dot onto the garage door.
Mark where the laser spot is, change the links, adjust the tow so the laser dot is back to the original spot.
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Thats a really cool and practical way to reset your toe. Of course that assumes it was correct to start with.

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And a reminder to anyone that hasnt done this yet,do it !!
Thought id check mine '05 exige 15000kms ,both were at least half a turn loose ,torqued mine to 44 ftlb
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Just did an oil & filter change and decided to check the torque on the connecting nuts to the toe link and found them below specs (44 lb-ft). Needless to say, I torqued both of them!
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