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Torque settings

PostPost by: MartinH » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:43 am

My manual only has one page for torque settings (page 25). there are no listings for anything related to the final drive. Can anyone help me out with settings for diff mounts, torque rods, drive shaft to inner drive shafts, prop shaft bolts, etc? Am in the process of re-fitting my diff after an internal drive shaft failure.

Thanks in anticipation
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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:15 pm

Pages 26 and 27 in the manual cover the rest of the recommended torque values.

Final Drive:
Differential - casing to crown wheel 30-35 lbs-ft
- Cap retaining bolts 45-50 lbs-ft
- Bearing adjusting nuts 12-15 lbs-ft
- Housing to carrier 15 lbs-ft
Pinion bearing nut 30-35 lbs-ft

Rear Suspension and Drive Shafts
Damper retaining nut 45-50 lbs-ft
Rotoflex couplings 35-40 lbs-ft
Mountings - Wishbone 35-40 lbs-ft
- Locatone 22-27 lbs-ft
- Differential torque rods 22-27 lbs-ft

On page 27 is a list of General - Nuts and Bolts by size and their recommended torques.

If you don't have these pages in your manual, I suggest you get a new manual.

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PostPost by: MartinH » Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:22 pm

Thanks my fellow Celt. (I am from Scotland)

[quote="Galwaylotus"]If you don't have these pages in your manual, I suggest you get a new manual.

I think I will have to get a new manual, I bought this one years ago and as things need attention I keep finding pages missing from various sections. I wont say where I bought it.

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