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Old 04-10-2001, 09:34 PM
P.E.Haiges P.E.Haiges is offline
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I got 2 new tires and the guy putting them on looked like he fell asleep while using the air wrench. So I got out the lug wrench and asked him to loosen the lug bolts. He couldn't loosen one. So I asked him how he expected me to loosen them in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere. The answer was: DUUHH. So he loosened them with the air wrench and I torqued them with the lug wrench.

When I complained to management I was told that the air tools were set to the correct torque. So I guess management was as stupid as the tire changer guy if they expected me to believe that.

The only place I ever saw them use a torque wrench to tighten the lug bolts was in Canada, but I can't remember where it was. They also checked the tire for leaks in a water tank. How often do you see that?


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