I really want this to sound like I agree cause I do, I get a little nuts about small things that end up causing someone a pain in the ass due to misinterpretation. It goes both ways...That someone could be a service mgr listening to a customer with "missing lug nuts" screaming how it's because jeep used cheap capped nuts... Even when asked and he explains the grease flung all over, he insists that no it's not that he read to grease his nuts on a forum so he packed them full of bearing grease, but it's a warranty issue?
Once a week.
I'm very familiar with Porsche rituals but this is part of the point. Porsche designs this parameter into the equation and uses a specific "lubricant" and process to maintain that result.
Again I agree with a cleaning and a coating but a thorough wipe down with nothing but barely a film of a specific product is key. No high pressure lubricants, think thin film..not grease. What are you trying to accomplish? I want my nuts to stick.
Google hydro locking, it happens on all levels, microscopic.
Jeep nuts are measured dry as are the majority of torque vales. Meaning in any situation other than clean and dry the reading and hold will just be different, just a point not an argument, how different? 2% or .00000002%? I dunno
People still screw this up major, ask a Porsche tech how they feel about owners or independent shops interpretation of smaller procedures, or grease on carbon rotors.
It's better sometimes to keep certain things simple due to our tendency to overdue, overthink, overreach, vs. the benefit, "if a little is good then a lot is better" wins very often..We all are guilty....but jeep owners are king of the I can't leave crap alone hill. Come on how many of us touch anything that's burning hot right as were told, "don't tou......" We are pioneers
Absolutely maintain your nuts, a wire brush some spray cleaner and a proper lube, but it's actually less than less is more.
Sorry guys Im rambling cause I really don't want to go back to work, it's too nice out 65* light breeze from the NE, clear skies, bright sun, and calm seas. Anyone fish?
How's your weather.