135 to 145 ft lb per factory service manual.
There is something about a collapsible distance piece that can only be
use once - if you need this information let me know.
1960 Austin Healey Sprite (Mk IV in disguise)
1966 Austin Healey Sprite Mk III (Trevor) - still in boxes
2000 Miata Special Edition
On May 31, 2009, at 1:37 PM, Phil Nase wrote:
> Ok this may get a few chuckles. I was testing the Bugeye again
> today after a front end alignment.
> I had only 2 miles or so on the car from short test driving before
> today. I drove it half a mile from the house and the steering is a
> little better than before, so I start on a longer loop from the house.
> About a mile away from home. I decide to turn around because the
> township oiled and chipped the crossroad. Clang, clang... what the
> heck is that. I shut it down and look underneath. The driveshaft
> is separated from the rear. Now I checked and rechecked those nuts
> for tightness.
> I figure Jane can tow me a mile home, there are too many hills to
> push it up.
> Of course the weather here today was severe clear. Accuweather is
> showing 0% chance of rain. While I'm waiting for jane to arrive the
> sky turns grey and it starts to rain. I don't even have the top
> with me.
> I felt like I was in some bad luck movie. I was waiting for the
> locusts and floods.
> Anyway the dumbass mechanic (that's me) obviously did not tighten
> the diff pinion nut enough so the flange, dust cover and the whole
> works pulls out still attached to the driveshaft.
> I just inspected it and the splines oil seal and all seem to be
> undamaged so I am putting it back together. How tight does the
> pinion nut need to be? I don't see a torque value anywhere for it.
> So if you car work today isn't going as well as you hoped, just
> remember, it could be worse.
> Attending the school of hard knocks.
> Phil Nase
> Quakertown, PA
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