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post #1 of 5 Old 12-21-2009, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Revisiting the rear spoiler nuts...

For those who may have missed it a couple months ago, there is/was an issue with the nuts that hold the rear spoiler on coming loose. At that time, I checked mine- they were loose- and I re-tightened them myself. Just for ****s and giggles, I checked them again last night- now roughly 3 months later. Three were loose again. It is simply not enough to re-tighten them for those of you who did. An option such as loctite or nylon-insert nuts (or gorilla gluing the stud and nut like I now did) is required to stop them from loosening up again. I'm assuming they loosen up simply because of the vibration forces coupled with expansion and cooling of the studs and nuts as the temperature changes.

In any case, simply an FYI for us do-it-yourselfers who didn't take the extra step.

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(edit for extra info)...
There are 6, NOT 4, nuts- 2 are under the liner
A 10mm socket or nut driver is required to tighten them
Thread size is M6x1 for those who wish to replace the OEM nuts with Nylok nuts.
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-21-2009, 09:58 AM
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Funny you mention that. I've picked up the immediate habit once we got the car if I'm anywhere near the trunk to grab the spoiler and give it a little wiggle to see if it's loose anywhere.

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thanks for the heads up.

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has it been taken care of, at the plant?
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has it been taken care of, at the plant?
Don't honestly know but would you take that chance?

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