Monday, 24 January 2011

Tightening the Hub Nuts

With the drive flange fitted it was time to fit new a new hub nut. Most torque wrenches do not go up to the level required (about 260 ft/lb). Instead I used an approximation of my weight multiplied by the correct lever arm. I measured the right length along the breaker bar (14 inches) and then applied my full weight at that point, making sure that the car was adequately supported. The process will be repeated on the other driveshaft.

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