Pinion Nut Torque
I am converting from drum to disc on my 68 RS. I am just about to put the rotors on.
I did a search for the torque specs for the spindle nut and found the recommendation to be 12 ft lbs. That sounds easy enough, except the lowest setting on my torque wrench is 20 ft lbs.
I asked a few guys who work on cars. One guy told me to put it snug, then back off 1/4 turn and put the cotter pin in. Another guy told me to tighten the nut by hand until there is a good amount of drag on the rotor, then put the pin in.
Any suggestions other than buying another torque wrench?
Thanks for the help.
Edit: Title should read "Spindle Nut" not "Pinion Nut" It has been a long day!!!
Last edited by FFRiccio; Sep 17th, 09 at 01:58 PM.
Reason: because i am an idiot :)