Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Dano2

Wheel bearings

5 posts in this topic

Just did my wheel bearings,
was wondering if its o.k. to have just a slight tish of play when you wiggle the wheel,
I am assuming NOT, there wasn't really before I started, heh, but thought I would ask fisrt before tearing in again,
I imagine I'll just have to turn the castle nut about a quarter turn or so, eh?
thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

dano2, actually the correct way is to tighten the bearings down all the way and then backoff about a quarter of a turn.

Be very cautious of overtightening them, you will fry the bearings. And you can bet it will happen out in the middle of nowhere smile.gif Better to err on the side of slightly to loose, than to be too tight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Take your trailer for a spin. A few miles will do it, then touch the hubs to see if they're warm. If they are, then either tighten or loosen the nut a little. They should be air temperature when you touch them.

PoleBender

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Neighbour came by and gave them a wiggle, told me you cant have ANY wiggle and to tighten a little, so I did.
Today I drove a few miles to the car wash,
hubs were cool.
then after washing the boat, I hauled *** down the highway for about 15 miles,
got out and hubs fealt about luke warm,
hows that sound?
thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If luke warm was about 70 degrees yesterday then you're in great shape. Just keep a close "eye" on them and you will be fine.

PoleBender

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • We actually just watched the first season of this show on Netflix finally. We loved it! We binge watched it and it only took us a little over a week to watch the entire season. We actually just finished watching Breaking Bad this winter and this was the next show we started. Season 2 should be out on Netflix within the next month or so I should think?
    • A lot of great ideas , seems liquid smoke is a fav, lipton is a good thought too. Great looking burglars fellas, and that bacon wrapped meatloaf looks mouth watering thirdeye.  I went back through my pics looking for the open pit burgers but all I found were steaks, but holy moly I must eat burglars a lot Cuz there's a bunch. Think next time I'll mix it up and see if anyone notices, thanks gents and keep the pics coming!!
    •   I agree. I wasn't exactly counting down to the midseason premiere, either, but it was a good, solid episode. I also really liked the clothes line scene--best action sequence in quite some time. I was impressed with the start overall and it's nice to see some sense of urgency and not just Rick moping around licking wounds.   Last night was...okay. Nothing stood out as bad, but it wasn't mind-blowingly good either. I am still reserving judgment for how this season ends, but half two is off to a pretty good start. I just hope they don't go off on a side character episode and kill the momentum they have going...
    • I for got, we added wild rice too!!  and only hand harvested too, I think it makes a huge difference in taste.
    •   Think his staff just wanted a break ........
    • What is your prediction on how soon after ice out that people will be out on Mille Lacs.  I am guessing within a week.   
    • I just pulled the trigger and bought the Milwaukee 1/2 inch brushless fuel drill and the 6 inch K drill setup.  Tested it this past weekend.   Could not be happier. 23 holes and battery still had one bar left. This was in approximately 18-20 inches of good ice. 5.0 battery. 
    • the one mentioned here, they have gone up to $399.99 but they still had free shipping and no has them around here.  they were very pleasant to talk to and get info.
    • One big boy just left Elite and went back to Mathews. Elite is a good shooting bow. 
    •     I'm sure God approves. After all, he's not in charge down here anyway...
  • Our Sponsors