I’m getting a squeaking problem that I strongly suspect is somewhere in the wheel side quick release assembly. Between the bolts, nuts, washers somewhere. I did my initial assembly using the youtube video guide here ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv2h1eTtD0s ) and have even disassembled and reassembled the quick release in an effort to troubleshoot. I do think it’s related to the nuts and bolts because after a reassembly, I get absolute quiet for a few laps before it starts to squeak again. The sound is a light metal squeak/creak, and it’s not overly loud but very annoying when I’m not using headphones! The squeak is most obvious when I have small wheel forces that go back and forth, say going over rumble strips. They don’t need to be large forces, even small ones but as long as they go left and right in rapid succession it tends to cause squeaking.
My wheel is a genuine OMP Kubic. Button plate is the new BB Ultra from simracingbay. I am using the front and back mounting method, with spacer, as mentioned in the video. I’ve attached some photos of my installation order, I believe I have it correct. I use a criss cross pattern when I tightened everything. Hand tight using the included allen key.
Some questions that may help me:
- The SQR kit comes with many split-type washers and 8 non split regular washers. What’s the intended difference? I suppose the split washer will apply some tension in the threads and should help retain the bolts better. I am using these split washers along with the long counter-sunk screws and nylock nuts supplied with my BB Ultra button box to secure my wheel to the 70mm adapter.
- I installed using washers only on the 6 70mm PCD bolts and locking nuts. I did not use washers between the adapter and spacer, or between the spacer and SQR plate. The video did not indicate that it was necessary, I saw them put in the bolts only. I have actually tried it WITH split washers as well but did not make any difference in squeak. Is the correct procedure with or without washers in these two interfaces?
- Is there a lubricant I can use somewhere in the threads that may help? Maybe some grease? Any other suggestions MUCH appreciated, this is driving me crazy in an otherwise brilliant QR system.