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 Post subject: EL Falcon bearing tension nut
Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:04 am 
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Hey,

What size is this nut? I thought it was 32mm but it was way too big.

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 Post subject: Re: EL Falcon bearing tension nut
Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:38 am 
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Its 30mm i believe

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Falcon bearing tension nut
Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:01 pm 
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If you're talking about the front bearing retaining nut, then it's a 29mm nut. Needs to be tightened while you rotate the disc to 30Nm, then undo the nut half a turn and then tighten to 4Nm (I do this by feel...usually only hand tight without a T-bar or ratchet).

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Falcon bearing tension nut
Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:19 am 
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phongus wrote:
If you're talking about the front bearing retaining nut, then it's a 29mm nut. Needs to be tightened while you rotate the disc to 30Nm, then undo the nut half a turn and then tighten to 4Nm (I do this by feel...usually only hand tight without a T-bar or ratchet).


I did mine to 5nm yet everywhere i've read it says 1.5nm. 1.5nm the disk wobbled slightly when you pull on it outwards.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Falcon bearing tension nut
Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:53 am 
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shyun wrote:
phongus wrote:
If you're talking about the front bearing retaining nut, then it's a 29mm nut. Needs to be tightened while you rotate the disc to 30Nm, then undo the nut half a turn and then tighten to 4Nm (I do this by feel...usually only hand tight without a T-bar or ratchet).


I did mine to 5nm yet everywhere i've read it says 1.5nm. 1.5nm the disk wobbled slightly when you pull on it outwards.


1.5Nm is like finger tight...I didn't like finger tight so I do it hand tight. I think if it is anything more, the bearings will wear out faster and more road noise.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Falcon bearing tension nut
Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:38 pm 
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Yep did the 30nm, then finger tight. You believe I should a bit tighter?

How would I know if it should be tighter?

Also should I leave the standard inner wheel dust covers on or off?

Also what causes the suspension to sort of squeak down going over bumps? I saw the lower ball joint had a broken boot? Would this cause it? Can I replace the boot or would the ball joint be required to be replaced?
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 Post subject: Re: EL Falcon bearing tension nut
Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:25 pm 
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Hold both sides of the disk and rock/shake it back and forth. It shouldn't have any play in it. i did 5nm on my car and there was no movement so i'd do that if you have a torque wrench.
My car squeaks over bumps because of the upper arm bushes so it might be that...

 

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