Mi16 Driveshaft Nut torque
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    Default Mi16 Driveshaft Nut torque

    Howdy, me again...

    I was stupidly unprepared for the driveshaft boot job today - I thought I'd just pop down to Repco at 8:30am and pick up a 35mm socket, not thinking about the torque requirement and that a 1/2" drive doesn't really cut it. I haven't got 3/4" gear...

    Anyway, it took me about 2 hours to find a socket, then the breaker bars in this particular tool shop were VERY exxy so I tried loads of other places to no avail. Then none of the hire places had one. I finally found one for hire at one of those tried and trusted old style parts places (Odin Auto Parts - great place, WA'ers!).

    Anyway, I finally STARTED the job at 2:20pm. Got both boots done by five, and the shaft is ready to go back. Might replace the intermediate bearing, though - it sounds a bit gritty.

    So, to the point, finally - for tightening the driveshaft nut, I haven't got a 3/4" torque wrench and I'm damned if I can find one for hire. Can anyone see any problems with tightening the nut 'pretty tight' and then driving the car a few kays to a local mechanics for a final tighten up? Assuming they've got one, that is!

    Cheers

    Stuey

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    Tut, tut, tut!!!!!

    Did you miss this one?

    35mm 3/4 drive socket - where to get one

    Check out posting #22, that has a pic of how I tighten them & rest assured, mine don't clunk or rattle and I've never snapped one off yet..


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    No Alan, I most certainly DIDN'T miss it... Are you saying that you don't measure the torque? You just hoik it up, as tight as...?

    I thought you were referring to removing the nut, not tightening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey
    No Alan, I most certainly DIDN'T miss it... Are you saying that you don't measure the torque? You just hoik it up, as tight as...?

    I thought you were referring to removing the nut, not tightening.

    Stuey
    I just use common sense when tightening it, but in reality, the tension they give you I reckon you'd be flat out setting on a tension wrench and getting short of putting your entire weight on the wrench and doing the kinds of things Russell Coight does when he strains, in the process.

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    Okey dokey - well I just tightened it to 110 lb/ft then 150 lb/ft using the torque wrench - figuring that a similar amount of strain/flex with a bar would give me another 40 lbs/ft to get it to around the 194 lb/ft required...

    Close enough's good enough...not my usual motto.

    Anyway, she's on the road again.

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