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Re: 71 Fastback Update



> Both 36mm axle nuts came off without any
> trouble.  I mean NO trouble...just a socket and a 1/2inch breaker bar.  No
> persuasion with a hammer, no cheater pipe, nothing.  I have never had this
> kind of experience with these nuts.  It was unbelievable.

This means either that someone else had them off recently, or that 
they were loose.  They need to be very tight to avoid destroying the 
splines in the hub.  Torque to 215 lb-ft, then advance to the next 
notch (note that there are 2 cross drillings in the axle!) in the 
castellated nut.  Install a good cotter pin.

Jim
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Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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