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Old 10-30-2003, 10:40 PM   #11
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Tumbleweed, look into the RSM slotted rotors at www.domesticperformance.com (the owner is Speedguy here.....another bonneville nut). They really saved my ***.
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Ditto Willwren, A good clicker type torque wrench and a can of anti-seize.
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You bet. This really can't be stressed enough. Keeping the mating surfaces clean, keeping the threads clean, and using proper torque.....invaluable tactics in the battle against warped rotors.
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Ditto Willwren, A good clicker type torque wrench and a can of anti-seize.
I got a Sears Craftsman Club flier in the mail yesterday saying that they're having a tool sale this coming week, and MicroTork click-type torque wrenches are featured. There was also a separate postcard for 10% off anything this coming November 1-3, so it looks like a pretty good time to treat yourself to a torque wrench.

(I have _no_ connection to Sears beyond owing them a couple hundred bucks for a spiffy new carpet cleaner...)

P.*. I saw the benefits of properly torquing the lug nuts by how an already-warped set of rotors on a neighbor'* Buick actually got noticeably better afterwards. Not perfect, but a _lot_ better than what I'd started with, since they didn't have the budget to replace them at the time.
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Thanks for all the info.

Once I get my Bonnie working again, currently the dam thing keeps killing on me, I will raise the care and re-torque the buggers and check the rear brakes.

Thanks again.
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