Torque settings on castle nut ?

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Torque settings on castle nut ?

Post by Geno » Thu May 09, 2019 3:18 am

Did the bearings on Trike . Castle nut loose when removing it . What should it be set at ? Split pin was in , want to double check before I finish tomorrow and put wheel and guard back on . Thank you for your help. Geno .

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Re: Torque settings on castle nut ?

Post by Mal » Thu May 09, 2019 6:39 am

Hi Geno, check out Rob and Daves air cooled VW pages, everything you will need for the engine and trans on your trike. They suggest 217 lbs/ft.

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Re: Torque settings on castle nut ?

Post by Kawazuki » Thu May 09, 2019 9:32 am

Mal wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 6:39 am
They suggest 217 lbs/ft.
Fer real? That's equal to using an 8 foot breaker bar with nearly 30lbs hanging on the end! My windy gun doesn't go that high LOL! I don't know but would imagine 80 - 100lbs is about right especially as it will have a cotter pin to prevent backing out?

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Re: Torque settings on castle nut ?

Post by gorbee01279 » Thu May 09, 2019 9:38 am

Mal is right,vw workshop manuals state 217 lbs to loose & it will damage the splines,saying that though it does say if the cotter pin hole doesn't line up you can come of a bit.

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Re: Torque settings on castle nut ?

Post by Aztec » Thu May 09, 2019 11:25 am

Most VW owners have access to a large scaffolding pole.

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Re: Torque settings on castle nut ?

Post by Geno » Thu May 09, 2019 12:28 pm

That is my thoughts, but I can get to pin hole without going anywhere that tight.

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Re: Torque settings on castle nut ?

Post by Aztec » Thu May 09, 2019 6:38 pm

Geno wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 12:28 pm
That is my thoughts, but I can get to pin hole without going anywhere that tight.
Wonder if it is a VW back end after all?

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Re: Torque settings on castle nut ?

Post by Skidmark » Thu May 09, 2019 8:07 pm

did mine with a 3 foot long 3/4" drive torque wrench that I borrowed, now have a torque master and makes life soooo much easier..

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Re: Torque settings on castle nut ?

Post by Andy from Sandy » Fri May 10, 2019 9:48 am

The BMW E39 rear axle nut is similar in that it should be done up to 300NM or 220ft-lbs.

In the link if you (are interested) scroll down about 2/3rd and you will see a reference to how it is done on a Volvo by tightening the nut to 120Nm or ~89ft-lbs and then turn the nut a certain number of degrees.

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/show ... st22673665

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Re: Torque settings on castle nut ?

Post by Deep Diver » Fri May 10, 2019 11:25 am

One of the 46 ton forklift truck I worked on was torque to 1100 ft lbs.😲
I tried to be normal once, worst two minutes of my life.

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