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Old 10-03-2005, 11:37 PM
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20 inch pounds seems high, 12 would be closer to what I'd shoot for. Normally you expect a higher preload with new bearings than simply reassembling with old bearings, but that just seems like a little more shim would have been what it would have wanted.

I run 140wt in my rear w/lunchbox, but 85w-90 in open diffs. I am inside things too often to spend the extra on synth.

I agree with Bill, drive it for a week or so. If it get's worse, yank it, if it doesn't it'll probably just wear in and be fine.

If it was a 35 year old FJ40 you'd probably never even notice any new sounds :-)
Jeff Zepp
Kittredge CO USA
1971 & 1976 FJ40s, 1978 FJ45, 1987 FJ60
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