can anyone help me out with these specs i HAVE searched but couldn find em
IIRC to put enough torque on it to even measure would be too much (not to mention that it's such a big nut that you would be forced to use a 1/2" torquewrench which starts at 20 ftlbs. - too much). You want to hand spin it down until it just starts to squeeze. Any more than that will prematurely wear the bearing. Then just put on your little castellated nut and throw that cotter pin in there.
Modified by geecyber at 1:17 PM 11-27-2009
1997 jetta vr, and iv alreay put the bearings and rotor on, and thats what we did was hand tighten it to be snug (just hand tight). then when we were done i drove it down the street and back, jacked it up and shook the wheel for bearing play and it had some pretty noticable too, but no noise while i drive. its my daily ive driven under 100 miles since and i plan on tightening it a little more b4 i get to 300 miles.
Modified by vw95golf_00 at 2:44 PM 11-27-2009