Setting Pre-load with Fish Scale

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by supercarrera, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. supercarrera

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    Okay I'm about to finish up my front axel rebuild and I have a fish scale to measure the pre-load. The problem is the scale is in lbs where all the specs are in lb-ft. How do you do the conversion from lb to lb-ft?

    I have a feeling it's a very simple answer but it's been a while since I've studied physics.
     
  2. DanKunz

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    I just use the 10 ft/lb method for the bearing nut and call it a day.
     
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    I tighten it good 24 lbs to set the bearings, then back it off, then finger tight.
     
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    I believe the FSM will tell you the correct force (lbf.) when pulling 90deg from one of the wheel studs. Toyota already did the conversion for you ;)

    I don't have it in front of me, but I've seen it posted here before. Maybe someone else will post a pic of it.
     
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