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Old 09-07-2011, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by cn90 View Post

If you want to re-torque your E14 bolts, it will not be easy because you already tightened the 36-mm nut, the axle is fully inserted, so the E14 bolts are difficult to get to.

1. Try the 1/4" E14 socket, the problem is that: it is 1/4" drive so the extension may break under torque, not a big deal, just buy another extension.
Personally I think another 45 degrees turn is good enough for me, assuming you already torqued it to 30 Nm.

2. Or undo the 36-mm nut but don't remove it completely.
- Tap the axle inward a bit so you can get your 3/8" drive E14 socket in there to torque the bolts.
- Then install a new 36-mm nut and stake it.
thanks Cam
I dont want to deal with this crazy 300 Nm nut anymore
I will try to re torque just 4 bearing bolts as you suggested , i believe i torque them close to 40 Nm as i felt 30 is too low
I also didnt use any red loctite ( just new bolts , TIS doesn't say about any loctite ) so i may get to

Anywhere this 300 Nm nut keeps everything together so i think these 4 bolts are not a big deal

Last edited by champaign777; 09-07-2011 at 09:36 AM.
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