Nissan Patrol GU Wheel

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:08
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For the second time the L/H rear wheel on my Nissan Patrol 2004 has seared off. The local Nissan dealer has confirmed that they have had several incidents of this plus there are many incidents on the web.

In my case the last time the wheel was touched was by the Nissan dealer.

Has this occurred to anyone else?
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Reply By: Tony - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:18

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:18
I had a well known Tyre Dealer change a rear left with the spare, on a work Navara Ute. Within 3 days the nuts had work loose and one stud was broken.

It was a steel mag wheel, and my thoughts are that the paint was left in the recess where the nut fits.

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Reply By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:26

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:26
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Reply By: Angler - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:34

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:34
I thought it was the LH front wheel that had problems.

Usually caused by incorrect tensioning of wheel nuts. I never ever let local dealers play with my wheels unless I am there watching as they often use rattle guns to do up nuts There is no way anyone with a rattle gun can tell what actual tension is placed on nuts.
They may have used the rattle tensioner to undo nuts and that destroys its rating.
I always use a tension wrench to do mine up and have so far never had a problem. I use 100 Ft/Lbs cause thats what my wrench is calibrated in.
The actual recommended tension is from 88 to 108ft/lbs, The nm tension is from 118 to 147 nm

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Reply By: Member - Darren & Janella (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 15:29

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 15:29
Not that this has happened to me but there are plenty of cases out there when I rang my local Nissan dealer they said 110-115nm. Then I rang Nissan Australia they told me as Angler said - 118 -147nm and this apparently is what they have put out in a notice to all Nissan dealers. My 2003 Owners manual says 133nm but does not state whether this is for alloys or steels. When I had my new tyres put on a couple of weeks ago I checked with them as to what they do them up to and they showed me a chart showing 135nm (which is what mine are currently set to). So there you go 4 differences in settings.

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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 16:11

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 16:11
When traveling I check my wheel nuts regularly however I use the Cross bar type wheel brace and tighten them fairly tight using my own strength. So far have only ever found one nut loose. When in the Corrugated or rough stuf this is done daily usually in the morning when I go over the vehicle.
Just meant as a hint.
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Reply By: PandJ - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 17:23

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 17:23

I mentioned this to a tyre dealer in Jamestown, he said there is a problem when it comes to steel nuts and alloy rims not matching. His suggestion is to check and tighten wheel nut regularly. I do even though I have not had it happen. Cheers P&J
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