From: Mark A on 24 Nov 2007 17:23
"Ray O" <rokigawaATtristarassociatesDOTcom> wrote in message
> Built Well was describing what he saw at Wal Mart, not a dealership, and
> the tool he was describing sounds more like a ratchet than an impact
> Ray O
He also described what he saw at a dealer.
From: Ray O on 24 Nov 2007 22:28
"Mark A" <nobody(a)nowhere.com> wrote in message
> "Ray O" <rokigawaATtristarassociatesDOTcom> wrote in message
>> Built Well was describing what he saw at Wal Mart, not a dealership, and
>> the tool he was describing sounds more like a ratchet than an impact
>> Ray O
> He also described what he saw at a dealer.
I stand corrected. Dealers do get things right once in a while ;-)
(correct punctuation to reply)
From: Ray on 24 Nov 2007 23:52
> I was at Super Walmart yesterday picking up a few things.
> I don't like regular Walmarts, but Super Walmarts are
> a totally different story. If you've never shopped at
> a Super Walmart, you've never shopped at Walmart.
> Anyway, I happened to see 2 auto techs using torque
> wrenches on an '05 or '06 Camry. The techs were following
> each other. I asked them about this. They said it's
> Walmart's policy to have two different people torque
> each wheel's lug nuts to final torque. And after
> they do that, one drives the car in the back lot doing
> one or two figure-8's, and then uses a torque wrench for
> the /third/ time to torque the wheels.
> I asked why Walmart is so meticulous. The tech said
> it was for legal purposes to make sure a wheel doesn't
> fly off. I wonder if Walmart got sued once?
> The fellas first used a torque stick attached to an
> impact/air wrench, then torqued the wheels 3 separate
> times by 2 different people using torque wrenches.
> And of course, the car was driven in a figure-8 before
> the third and final torquing. That's commitment!
only one problem with this - retorquing an already torqued bolt will
probably add more torque to it. Engine parts are not recommended to be
torque checked this way.
For lug nuts, it's fine.
This is assuming of course, they're checking the manual for the right
torque for the car they're working on. My truck takes a lot more torque
per nut than my Subaru.
From: Mark A on 25 Nov 2007 20:01
"Tegger" <tegger(a)tegger.c0m> wrote in message
> This is why they tell you to use jack stands. And to make sure the stands
> are on solid ground.
This will put the fear of God in Built_Well. After reading this, I think he
will take his car to an Express Lube:
Man crushed by dump truck
By Katie Humphrey | Sunday, November 25, 2007, 02:38 PM
One man died Saturday evening after getting caught under a dump truck he was
working on in Southeast Travis County, officials said.
The 46-year-old man was working on the dump truck at a garage in the 4200
block of Burch Drive at about 6:40 p.m. when it rolled, catching him
underneath, said Roger Wade, spokesman for the Travis County Sheriff's
Another man who was at the garage was not injured, Wade said.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name will not be released
until the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office confirms his identity,
"Right now, it looks like a workplace accident," Wade said.
The sheriff's office and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration
are investigating the accident.