[quote author=PsyDoc link=topic=56715.msg948715#msg948715 date=1158158631]
How exactly did you check the torque setting? Did you loosen the lugs a little bit first. If not, then you need to read the rest of this post. You should not re-check torque settings as it could do more harm than good. A tightener has a maximum clamping power at a specified torque setting. Once a tightener is torqued, there will be some "loosening" of the bolt head, not threads, even though the torque level is correct. When you retorque, you are in essence exceeding the recommended torque value. So, if you want to check the torque settings, then loosen all bolts first, then bring them back up to the specific torque level. 8)
Everything you say is true IF you are talking about torque-to-yield fasteners, such as are used on cylinder heads.
Wheel lugs are NOT torque-to-yield fasteners, otherwise you'd have to replace them every time you changed a wheel.
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