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If I understand your diatribe, you've torqued your wheel lugs and suspension bolts to the top end of what the manual stated you should torque them to. If this is what you did, quit worrying about it. You have done exactly what you needed to do for safe operation. Lug nuts will stand up to far in excess of what the rated torque in the book is given. You can ...


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Is it actually soot or is it oil? If it is oil and you didn't notice this behavior prior to the oil change, I'd suggest one of two things has happened: Either the shop didn't tighten the drain plug tight enough, or they over tightened it and stripped the threads. If it's loose, you should be able to tighten it without too much of a hassle. If it's stripped, ...


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