Now I have a working & adjusted handbrake and working brakes, it was time to tighten the rear hub nuts to 270Nm.
I started by removing the wheel centres from the rear wheels and then fitted them and torquing them up the rear wheels to the old manual’s (2015c) 79Nm. It appears there is a new wheel bolt torque setting, but 79Nm will do for now. Then I chocked the rear wheel and applied the hand brake as tight as possible.
Finally I could torque the rear hub nubs; remember the left-hand side hub nut is reverse thread, tightened by turning anti-clock wise, which can present a problem for some torque wrenches. To check if your torque wrench can do this, I recommend starting with a much lower torque, and then work your way up to the 270Nm. I started with 100Nm, then 200Nm and finally 270Nm. My thinking for this is I know roughly how much 100Nm is, and I know when I am applying more than that, so if the torque wrench doesn’t agree then maybe it doesn’t read anti-clock wise. This was a problem with my 360R build, and it‘s the reason I own my 1/2” drive torque adaptor from Clarke. The Clarke PRO238 is perfect for this job. (https://www.clarketooling.co.uk)
- 1/2″ drive breaker bar
- 1/2″ drive short extension
- 19mm 1/2″ drive socket
- 41mm 1/2″ drive socket
- 42mm 3/4″ drive socket
- 1/2″ to 3/4″ drive adapter
- 1/2″ torque wrench (for wheel nuts)
- 1/2” digital torque adapter (for hub nuts)