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    Rear Wheel Nuts
    on: Jul 08, 2019, 09.43 pm
    Jul 08, 2019, 09.43 pm
    What's best when refitting the rear wheel nuts? A wipe of copper grease, or Loctite? Or leave them dry? Discuss....

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    Re: Rear Wheel Nuts
    Reply #1 on: Jul 09, 2019, 01.35 pm
    Jul 09, 2019, 01.35 pm
    All that the shop manual has is the torque specs.


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    Re: Rear Wheel Nuts
    Reply #2 on: Jul 09, 2019, 02.03 pm
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    The standard for torque specs is with clean, dry threads unless noted otherwise ie: "slightly lubricated" which has a different torque spec. If you lube a lug bolt and torque it to the specified amount it will be overtightened which could damage the threads or in the worst case, snap the bolt.

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    Re: Rear Wheel Nuts
    Reply #3 on: Jul 09, 2019, 03.34 pm
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    *Originally Posted by marcparnes [+]
    The standard for torque specs is with clean, dry threads unless noted otherwise ie: "slightly lubricated" which has a different torque spec. If you lube a lug bolt and torque it to the specified amount it will be overtightened which could damage the threads or in the worst case, snap the bolt.

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    This!

    In other words...don't apply any agent where one isn't called out specifically in the manual.  Honda's engineers thought it all through so you don't have to.

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    Re: Rear Wheel Nuts
    Reply #4 on: Jul 09, 2019, 11.07 pm
    Jul 09, 2019, 11.07 pm
    Thanks for the responses all, dry was my preference, torqued up correctly, of course.