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 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)