Changing the wheels of your Tesla Model 3 is a simple but dangerous operation
(*3*)Maintaining your electrical automotive your self is usually intimidating to house owners, but there are a quantity of simple duties which are inside everybody’s attain. One of them is altering the wheel, a seemingly simple operation, but a few guidelines have to be adopted.
Interfere your self in your electrical automotive, it is doable! Admittedly, there are not any oil modifications (although…), no EGR valves to wash, or engine air filters to alter, but this is nonetheless a automotive with a number of programs that require upkeep and components. Wear that must be changed.
(*3*)On my YouTube channel, I need to present you learn how to function your electrical automotive your self. I personal a Tesla Model 3 and I do not hesitate to provide my fingers (*3*)mud…(*3*) sequence. who am i My identify is Francois Clair, I host the Garage, Cars and Rockn Roll channel and with (*3*)clear vehicles,(*3*) I give you this electrical DIY mechanical part (can we speak about “clear mechanics”?).
(*3*)We begin with an operation that appears simple as a result of it is so primary: altering the wheel. This is the most typical operation you are able to do on your automotive. (eg swapping entrance/rear tyres, altering from summer time to winter wheels or sustaining brakes), But it is the most dangerous. In reality, the automobile have to be lifted, which might trigger critical harm or harm if it falls. There is additionally a danger of damaging the wheel or dropping it whereas driving if the nut is tightened incorrectly.
(*3*)Today’s vehicles come with out spare tires or jacks. They are supposed to be lifted by skilled bridgers. This doesn’t stop us from making secure lifts. (*3*)The Tesla Model 3 proprietor’s handbook states that it is important to make use of the lifting factors positioned at the 4 corners of the battery. There are particular pads that match over these lifting factors. You can then use a standard rolling hydraulic jack to raise a nook of the automotive. Or possibly not… the Model 3 is very low and unlikely to go under Jack’s…
(*3*)In this video, I present you learn how to go along with a little DIY:
(*3*)Once the lifting is accomplished, the laborious half is accomplished! Oh no! To take away the wheel, you could first loosen the nut whereas the wheel is on the floor! Otherwise the wheel will spin as you attempt to unscrew it.
(*3*)You higher get again from the automotive, loosen these nuts a bit with a 21mm wrench and put it again collectively. Classic cross keys allow you to do that fairly simply. This loosening is not dangerous to the automotive till it is about midway by way of the flip.
(*3*)Once the automotive is in the air, all it’s important to do is loosen the nuts listening to the ends: it’s important to maintain the wheel to stop it from falling by hooking the brake disc as you go. That’s it! You are the clear mechanic!
(*3*)Not fairly: all it’s important to do is place the wheel appropriately and ensure it does not transfer. (*3*)If this has not already been accomplished, I like to recommend you lubricate the contact floor between the wheel and the brake disc. For this, I take advantage of copper grease which has glorious resistance to excessive temperatures and time. Be cautious to not apply an excessive amount of: it mustn’t circulation onto the brake disc.
(*3*)Then, put the wheel in place, begin screwing the nuts by hand and end with a wrench. To tighten, relaxation the wheel on the floor and tighten a cross torque. (*3*)If the tightening is dry (with out grease on the studs or on the nuts), the tightening torque is 170 Nm. If, like in my video, you lubricate the threads with copper grease, it’s best to scale back the clamping torque. YES: Reduce the tightening torque! (*3*)It’s counter-intuitive, but it is smart: With lubrication, you make it simpler for surfaces to slip in opposition to one another. Maintaining the specified tightening torque runs the danger of over-tightening (which is simply as dangerous as under-tightening).
(*3*)The important software for this tightening is the torque wrench. In the video, I decreased the tightening torque to 100 Nm. It’s a bit a lot. Now I set my wrench to 110 Nm. (*3*)I additionally give some extra recommendations on ergonomics and TPMS, which I allow you to uncover:
I’m advised on the headset that this part is doing properly and readers are enthusiastic. Perfect! Apparently, they need to see extra complicated operations. OK! Next Clean Mechanics objects are coming and they’ll ship gross sales! Uh… clear!