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Front hub nut

Postby Gordo89 » 14 Sep 2019, 13:45

Torquing the front hub nuts and it has just started to spin as I was approaching the correct torque, this is with a new nut.

Whats going to be the best way to remove the nut as it spin freely now.

Has anyone experienced this before?
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Re: Front hub nut

Postby Aidan » 15 Sep 2019, 09:04

was it an original VW nut, reused or a new VW or a cheapo thin one as supplied with a outer cv type of nut ?
Probably easiest to cut the nut with a dremmel type cutting disc or similar, small diamond blades are good for this, almost through then break with cold chisel, try not to further damage threads but it's possible the cv end shaft threads will be damaged and you may have to replace the cv. Was the big fat VW washer present and oiled ?
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Re: Front hub nut

Postby toomanytoys » 16 Sep 2019, 21:17

What torque were you using??
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Re: Front hub nut

Postby Gordo89 » 22 Sep 2019, 12:34

Good afternoon,

It is for a syncro, the torque was 250 ftlb. It was a new nut that came with the outer CV. The washer was present and oiled. The old nut covers a lot more threads than the new nut. I will cut off with a dremel and see what the damage is.
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Re: Front hub nut

Postby irishkeet » 22 Sep 2019, 14:39

Gordo89 wrote:Good afternoon,

It is for a syncro, the torque was 250 ftlb. It was a new nut that came with the outer CV. The washer was present and oiled. The old nut covers a lot more threads than the new nut. I will cut off with a dremel and see what the damage is.



The nut that came with the outer CV kit is useless best thrown away and buy a decent one from Bricky
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Re: Front hub nut

Postby Simon Baxter » 15 Oct 2019, 17:04

'86 VW T3 syncro panel
'89 VW T3 Westy Atlantic
'90 VW T3 BW Double Cab
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Re: Front hub nut

Postby Weem Machine » 15 Oct 2019, 18:50

350Nm NOT lb/ft
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Re: Front hub nut

Postby burnzdog » 21 Oct 2019, 12:50

I can 2nd that, I had same problem recently. The one that came with outer CV wasnt great. In fact, the outer CV wasnt great, and I had to replace as it was vibrating.

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Gordo89 wrote:Good afternoon,

It is for a syncro, the torque was 250 ftlb. It was a new nut that came with the outer CV. The washer was present and oiled. The old nut covers a lot more threads than the new nut. I will cut off with a dremel and see what the damage is.



The nut that came with the outer CV kit is useless best thrown away and buy a decent one from Bricky
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Re: Front hub nut

Postby Gordo89 » 21 Oct 2019, 19:42

Mine arrived from brickwerks the other day just need to get round to changing them over, they look far more substantial.
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