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    Center Locking Wheels recall

    http://www.autoblog.com/2011/06/16/1-700-porsche-911-models-with-center-locking-hubs-recalled/#continued


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    Re: Center Locking Wheels recall

    There are several long and interesting threads on this over on:  

    Rennlist Discussion Forums > Water Cooled Technical Discussion Areas > 997 GT2/GT3 Forum

     


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    Mike

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    Re: Center Locking Wheels recall

    intouch1:

    http://www.autoblog.com/2011/06/16/1-700-porsche-911-models-with-center-locking-hubs-recalled/#continued

    So how does that work - they issue the recall now, meaning up until now they argued the wheels were fine, but as of this week the dealers somehow have replacement hubs/wheels that are an improved design?    

    I understood there was an issue where the proper torque was not always set on these hubs, but this seems to be a design failure beyond proper installation procedures.


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    Re: Center Locking Wheels recall

    I had it done yesterday at my dealer. They had to check the wheel hub for any sign of wear due to a possible relative movement of wheel and hub. As this was not the case on my car, they just switched the centre locking nuts to new ones that don't have any indication of newtonmeters printed on them anymore. And from now on, torque used should be 600nm all the time, which is good because I don't have to tighten/loosen this friggin' nuts anymore before/after every trackday.
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