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Front Tie Rod Bush Replacement- How Tight Should The Nut Be ?(Edited Title)


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#16 DeadSquare

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 01:15 PM

What was the question ?



#17 ABZSupercooper

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 06:08 PM

Should the road wheels and weight of car off jack when Torque applied to nut ?

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 08:35 PM

I just get an 11/16" AF open-ended spanner and do it up tight knowing the big washer is hard against the step in the tie-bar. Never had a problem with my own cars.



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Posted 20 September 2018 - 09:00 PM

Should the road wheels and weight of car off jack when Torque applied to nut ?

for the Tie bar Nut it makes not odds.



#20 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 09:31 PM

This is a safety-critical attachment. The very best thing to do is to change the Nyloc nut for a castellated nut. Then do a 'dry' assembly off the car using the large washer followed by the nuy. Do the nut up until the washer is hard against the shoulder and drill the tie-rod for a split pin through the castellated nut.

With the nut 'nipped-up' when installed and certain that the washer is seated properly, fit a split pin and you are 100% safe.

Many people don't realise that Nyloc nuts are 'once use only' and should not be re-fitted to any safety-critical area.

Where do you get the castellated nuts from?



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Posted 20 September 2018 - 11:29 PM

Namrick. (Google their web site). They are very good and the quality of their bolts, nuts & washers is excellent.



#22 Earwax

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 06:52 AM

20 to 24 lb feet is about half of wheel nut torque... so not alot. For places where my torque wrench wont go ( and tie rods is one)  , or if i am just lazy, i get the feel for the pull on the torque wrench and then try as best i can to replicate it in situ.  Mind you rocker covers and the small timing wheel cover bolts test my lower limits.  I don't have the muscles any more to give the front hub /drive shaft retaining nuts any practice goes, and i have to borrow a friend's 'real torque wrench' as mine would be way out of range at 150 ft lbs



#23 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 08:49 AM

Namrick. (Google their web site). They are very good and the quality of their bolts, nuts & washers is excellent.

Thanks, that's a really useful site.



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Posted 22 September 2018 - 09:09 AM

I bought a mixed pack of 450 UNF nuts, bolts and washers from Namrick.

 

https://www.namrick....tml#SID=48?a339

 

I expected to use the odd one but over the course of a few years, I've used almost the whole flippin pack!  Essential for a Mini (or Land Rover etc) owner, you never have to re-use a rusty old fixing again.






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