Just for the hell of it, I went out to the garage (torque wrench was in the trunk) and you are correct. Using my highly accurate Computorq 3 torque wrench (digital), it took 84 FT lbs to crack every lugnut loose on the rear right, and the rear left it maxed at 82 ft lbs. I believe this is 113 nm / 111.nm. So the wheels that were torqued to 105NM roughly a year ago needed 113/111 nm to break free. I am unaware if a 7.5% over tightening is cause for concern. If I don't report back in the next year, chances are the lugs snapped on the expressway. :grin2:In other words, even at identical torque wrench settings, a lubed bolt will hold the wheel tighter than a dry bolt, but this over-torquing might also stretch the bolt.
One of the reasons many people don't over-torque their wheels is that they do not want to put so much strain on the bolt that it deforms.
Actually, it appears to be the opposite.Have you noticed if the lug nuts loosened over time due to the grease?
How funny. Mine has recently started making this clicking noise when turning left at pace. May have been doing it for a little while, but imagine it’s more noticeable now the window is down (as it’s warmer). I might try the copper grease thing.I've had a similar issue in my 2017 Evora 400 (thankfully still under factor warranty). I actually hear it mostly from the front wheels and as mentioned above on garage speed sharp right turns. Had the dealership look at it many times. They had replaced the wheel bolts and cleaned off some corrosion for me. It did make the sound completely go away....for about 2-3 weeks.
When it came back took it to the mechanic. They ran it by Lotus who specifically asked if it sounded like "twigs snapping." Which is a great way to describe what I'm hearing. They then switched out the bolts again for me and again cleaned the interface. This time it only made it go away for a week. Then it came back and has progressively gotten louder. The next step from lotus is some sort of lubricant for the hub surface which has been ordered.
I'll let you know how that goes
I would think a lithium or HiTemp bearing grease. "Lug Nuts" are actually the bolts holding on the wheel.What king of Grease?
What's the lug nut? Have you a picture? I don't understand very well.
Sorry for my english.