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Old 10th October 2018, 08:02 PM
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Default Drive shaft hub nuts.

Hi guys I was just wondering if any one could advise on when tightening these nuts should I add some loctite retainer . The nuts are of a nyloc type but just thought belt and braces approach.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11th October 2018, 11:06 AM
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Hi guys I was just wondering if any one could advise on when tightening these nuts should I add some loctite retainer . The nuts are of a nyloc type but just thought belt and braces approach.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

DaveyB.
I haven't seen mention of using threadlock - but Haynes says they have to be torqued to 300ft/lb or thereabouts - so I think they're fairly tightly in place anyway...

I've just refitted my rear hubs and driveshafts - will be interested to hear how you a) get the right torque in the hub nuts and b) get the right torque inthe CV joint bolts. I can't stop the hubs turning to tighten them properly!
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Old 11th October 2018, 07:31 PM
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assuming they are Handed nuts, then torqued up is all you need.

It can only be done with the car on the ground and even then you may have to add weight to the haynes to stop the wheel spinning. may even need an improvised long leaver to counter hold.
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Old 12th October 2018, 07:27 AM
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I was wondering about putting a plate on the diff and wedging it against the gearbox tunnel with wood to stop it turning. what do you think ?

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Old 12th October 2018, 07:52 AM
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I was wondering about putting a plate on the diff and wedging it against the gearbox tunnel with wood to stop it turning. what do you think ?

Davey b
I'm just going to use a long bar between the wheel studs when the time comes to fully torque things up
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