Sustaining your electrical automobile your self typically frightens homeowners, however there are a variety of widespread processes which can be accessible to everybody. Certainly one of them is altering the wheels, which is a seemingly easy course of, however with a number of guidelines to comply with.
It’s attainable to intrude along with your electrical automobile! Admittedly, there is no such thing as a oil change (though…), no EGR valve to flush, no engine air filter to vary, however that is nonetheless a automobile with many programs that require upkeep and elements.
On my YouTube channel, I need to present all the things that you are able to do your self as a course of in your electrical automobile. I personal a Tesla Mannequin 3 and be happy to place my arms Mom in regulation … command – demand. who am I ? My identify is Francois Claire, I host Storage, Vehicles and Rock’n Roll and with automobile cleansing, I current to you this DIY electromechanical part (can we discuss “clear mechanics”?).
We begin with a course of that appears easy as a result of it’s so primary: altering the wheel. That is the commonest operation you may carry out in your automobile. (eg to swap entrance/rear tires, change from summer time to winter wheels or hold the brakes on), However it’s also probably the most harmful. In actual fact, the automobile have to be lifted, which might lead to severe harm or harm within the occasion of a fall. There may be additionally a danger of damaging the wheel and even shedding it whereas driving, if the nuts are tightened incorrectly.
As we speak’s automobiles come with no spare tire or winch. It’s meant to be lifted by skilled bridges. This doesn’t stop us from doing a protected raise. The Tesla Mannequin 3 proprietor’s guide states that it’s needed to make use of the lifting factors situated within the 4 corners of the battery. There are particular pads to match these lifting factors. You may then use a standard hydraulic rolling jack to raise one nook of the automobile. Or perhaps not… the Mannequin 3 is fairly weak and the possibilities are that Jack will not go below it…
On this video, I present you the best way to deal with slightly craftsmanship:
When you’re completed lifting, the arduous half is finished! Good day ! To take away the wheel, you should first loosen the nuts when the wheel is on the bottom! In any other case, the wheel will spin on the identical time you attempt to unscrew the bolts.
It is good to return below the automobile, loosen these nuts a bit with a 21mm wrench and put them again collectively once more. The basic crossover keys will let you do that fairly simply. This jaw isn’t dangerous to the automobile so long as it doesn’t exceed about half a flip.
As soon as the automobile is within the air, all it’s important to do is loosen the nuts, taking note of the final nuts: it’s important to grip the wheel to stop it from falling off by tightening the brake disc as you go. Is sufficient ! You’re a clear mechanic!
Not fairly: all it’s important to do is put the wheel again in place correctly and ensure it will not transfer. If this has not already been completed, I counsel you to lubricate the contact floor between the wheel and the brake discs. For this, I take advantage of copper grease, which has wonderful resistance to excessive temperatures over time. Watch out to not apply an excessive amount of: it mustn’t stream onto the brake disc.
Subsequent, simply put the wheel in place, begin tightening the nuts by hand and end them off with a wrench. Place the wheel on the bottom for tightening and carry out a torque cross-tightening. If the stress is dry (with out grease on the bolts or within the nuts), then the tightening torque will probably be 170 Nm. If, as in my video, you lubricate the threads with copper grease, then you must decrease the torque. Sure: scale back the torque! It is counter-intuitive, nevertheless it is smart: By lubricating, you make it simpler for surfaces to slip towards one another. Sustaining the desired tightening torque runs the danger of over-tightening (which is as dangerous as an under-tightening).
The first instrument for this wrench is a torque wrench. Within the video, I lowered the tightening torque to 100 Nm, it is an excessive amount of. Now I set my wrench to 110 Nm. I additionally provide some further recommendations on ergonomics and TPMS, which I allowed you to find:
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