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Old 05 May 2012, 13:32   #11
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290 nm is a big bar wrench not a small Halfrauds special if your not sure what you are doing get someone in that does
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Old 05 May 2012, 15:59   #12
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I put the one shot nuts on today, but haven't tightened them to 290Nm. I don't doubt the caravan ones are meant to be torqued, but they're a different style. When the existing nuts came off they weren't torqued, and came off relatively easily, after I'd knocked out the pinch on them. I put them on tighter than finger tight (checked at 10 to 2 position on the wheel) that there was not lateral movement and not too tight that there would be bearing rumble when spun the wheel. There is no friction at all when tightening them, they literally screw on by hand, then ratchet for the last couple of turns. Happy with the setting, I then nipped them to engage with the cross-head on the stub axle, grease cap on, etc.

If they have to come off again, then obviously I'd renew the nuts. I will check them after the next trip out.

I've tightened driveshaft bolts on my own car (Audi Quattro avant), and they're on rediciously tight, and can only be achieved by using an extension bar to achieve the correct torque setting - so I know what 290Nm feels like.
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Call me wreck-less if you like, but i have re-used my one shot alko hub nuts 3-4 times over now without any issues. I managed to source the wheel bearings from a car parts warehouse for 14 each but they do not include the one shot nuts. I've just reused them time and again with no problems, and they still bind tight as they go on, like the brand new ones i used to get with the original wheel bearings did. I tighten them a bit more after the torque with a 4ft tube to make sure they are "bar tight"
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Old 06 May 2012, 04:15   #14
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I reused mine & put them back with a bit of red thred lock on them & use a 4' bar to tighten them back up!
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Old 06 May 2012, 04:24   #15
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http://www.westerntowing.co.uk/acatalog/Hub_Nuts.html
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I reused mine & put them back with a bit of red thred lock on them & use a 4' bar to tighten them back up!
Thats a hell of a risk to take to save 3.50
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Old 06 May 2012, 12:08   #18
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Thats a hell of a risk to take to save 3.50
That's what I thought av seen enough 1 wheeled trailers in my time not to risk it for 10
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Thats a hell of a risk to take to save 3.50
Yep I now have a new axle with taper roller bearings again so no problem changing them!
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