Rear hub nut tightness

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David Chapman

Guest
Does anyone have a torque figure for this ? I think the general advice is just
very tight but I have heard more than once of incidents where the hub has come
off the axle !

I'm not sure if it's because the nut was loose or maybe too tight and the
threads stripped. I've looked right through the english and german versions of
the manual but can't find any reference to it.

David Chapman
 
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Michael Echemann

Guest
David:
Good Question. I asked the same question when I was putting my car back
together. If I am unsure of something I try and ask Dave the Wave since he
has working experience in alot of Amphi things. He said as tight as you can
get it and I think Hugh Gordon did too.

Mike

20 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Rear hub nut tightness


> Does anyone have a torque figure for this ? I think the general advice is
just
> very tight but I have heard more than once of incidents where the hub has
come
> off the axle !
>
> I'm not sure if it's because the nut was loose or maybe too tight and the
> threads stripped. I've looked right through the english and german
versions of
> the manual but can't find any reference to it.
>
> David Chapman
>
>
>
>
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David Chapman

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I guess that's what I'll have to do, anyone else comment on how tight it should
be ?


David:
Good Question. I asked the same question when I was putting my car back
together. If I am unsure of something I try and ask Dave the Wave since he
has working experience in alot of Amphi things. He said as tight as you can
get it and I think Hugh Gordon did too.
 
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David French

Guest
The last time I worked on the rear hubs, I tightened them as tight as I
could with a 3/4" breaker bar. However, I did remember to apply
anti-seize compound to the mating surfaces so I could remove it later. I
recall looking in a VW service manual for their torque values and the
book said to make it as tight as possible. So far I haven't had any
problems; but I'll find out for sure the next time I remove the hub!

Dave French
Everett, WA
Red/White '64

-----Original Message-----
From: David Chapman [mailto:david@manbus.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 1:08 PM
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Rear hub nut tightness

I guess that's what I'll have to do, anyone else comment on how tight it
should
be ?


David:
Good Question. I asked the same question when I was putting my car back
together. If I am unsure of something I try and ask Dave the Wave since
he
has working experience in alot of Amphi things. He said as tight as you
can
get it and I think Hugh Gordon did too.




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jfriese

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I don't understand this question. I would think that the difference
in tightness required has more to do with keeping the nut from working
it's way off, rather than having some mystical power on the cars
handling. In this case, the cotter pin would keep the nut from coming
loose and any tightening beyond "tight" would simply lead to possible
fatique or damage to the nut or shaft. Am I missing something?

John Friese



--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "David French" <david.french@e...> wrote:
> The last time I worked on the rear hubs, I tightened them as tight
as I
> could with a 3/4" breaker bar. However, I did remember to apply
> anti-seize compound to the mating surfaces so I could remove it
later. I
> recall looking in a VW service manual for their torque values and
the
> book said to make it as tight as possible. So far I haven't had any
> problems; but I'll find out for sure the next time I remove the hub!
>
> Dave French
> Everett, WA
> Red/White '64
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Chapman [mailto:david@m...]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 1:08 PM
> To: amphicar-lovers@y...
> Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Rear hub nut tightness
>
> I guess that's what I'll have to do, anyone else comment on how
tight it
> should
> be ?
>
>
> David:
> Good Question. I asked the same question when I was putting my car
back
> together. If I am unsure of something I try and ask Dave the Wave
since
> he
> has working experience in alot of Amphi things. He said as tight as
you
> can
> get it and I think Hugh Gordon did too.
>
>
>
>
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