Thread: Rear Axle Keys
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:01 PM   #29
john charlton
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Default Re: Rear Axle Keys

I clean the taper and hub with gasolene or cellulose thinners and make sure they really are grease free . The key in ideal circumstances should not be loaded . I worked in the oilfield for a while and you have "tight" then "tight tight" then "tight tight tight" thats what you want,100 ft lbs nothing less . I do not like shims as I dont think you can get a good solid mechanical bond if you use them IMHO .

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