Submitted by RedShift on Wed, 2019-08-14 18:44
Well, I forgot to tighten my lug nuts after loosening them yesterday to work on my 3. Took off today morning to drop my son off at the swim academy. My spider sense kept telling me something wasn’t right. I once heard a faint rattle coming from somewhere in the front wheel. Then it was gone. 5 miles later, at 70 mph on the interstate, it dawned on me. My head felt light, my stomach queasy, and I said to my son, I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I will never do this again! (forgetting to torque my lug nuts)
Crawled to 30 mph , took the next exit which was very close, parked immediately. Called my wife to fetch the torque wrench.
Took out the aero covers, and all the lug nuts were there. Some were loose, but they were held in place by the aero covers!
Worst mistake I’ve made working on my cars for the last 20 years. Never again.