RockyStockythirteeneast . . .Will borrow a torque wrench off said friend and tighten to rated Nm and see if I can remove the studs without the aid of a long armed socket wrench, which I don’t want to cart around in the car.
BrianJ My 981 handbook says quite specifically "wheel bolts must not be greased". I seem to remember that the 987 and 986 before it said the same for bolt threads, but that Optimoly-TA could be used between the cup and the bolt head, not on the cup surface itself. You can also wipe Optimoly-TA on the spigots over which the wheel fits to aid wheel removal.
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