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      05-12-2012, 04:22 AM   #6
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Drives: A4 quattro 3.2 MT6; E92 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Boston

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Originally Posted by ottoblotto View Post
As per my usual habits, I checked the torque (car on ground) a few miles later and found that almost every bolt (16-18 of 20) were loose. Ok... So torqued everything down again, remember to check in a few days. Did that, and same thing. About the same number of bolts moved some near a 1/4 turn! That's about when I became concerned.
I had the same experience, when I installed H&R spacers with RAD 2-piece wheel bolts. I (foolishly) didn't use ANY anti-seize, and the bolts were completely new.

I'm used to the bolts loosening up a bit after the first day of driving since the wheels were last off. However, with the spacers, it seems they had a little more "settling" to do, requiring an additional tightening.

I'd say if the bolts still don't hold torque after a couple more tightenings, then you should probably try cleaning them as suggested here.