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General Discussion / Re: Wheel bearing torque
« Last post by Pete930 on January 03, 2021, 09:20:52 AM »
With any wheel bearings on Tvans, caravans etc, tighten the nut till no play, the, maybe an 1/8 turn more so you are actually putting a preload on the bearing.

From there rotate the brake drum and watch what happens to the grease around the outer bearing, it gets expelled from the bearing as it is excess to the bearings needs. Wipe off grease, rotate drum and repeat until grease stops coming out. May a take a minute or so, then bearing is ready for final adjustment.

To adjust as others have stated just use the weight of the tool, then look for the closest adjusting hole. If it is close but does not aligned correctly you can remove the nut, place in a vice and file a bees dick off of the back of the nut, this reduction in thickness will allow the nut to rotate to the closest hole and you will have perfect adjustment.

Some folk file off the washer, but try that and see what a pain it is.

To have minor play is better than having no play, try it, tighten up or put a preload on the bearing, back off the nut and listen, you can hear a slight ping as the tension is released from the bearing, now imagine that firmness then add 60 degrees of temperature, it will get tighter as things expand.

You’ll be ok with what you have done above, I just like things spot in with what I do for my customers is all.

Pete
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For Sale or Wanted / Re: For Sale 2005 TVan
« Last post by dennis@rivertrip.com.au on January 02, 2021, 06:46:02 PM »
Now considering offers over $23,000. More than happy to answer any question over the phone
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For Sale or Wanted / Re: For Sale 2005 TVan
« Last post by dennis@rivertrip.com.au on January 02, 2021, 06:45:29 PM »
Hi Mark would be very interested in what happened, if it was yours.If you could PM me.
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For Sale or Wanted / For Sale: Marine carpet to fit tent
« Last post by mrs quilty on January 02, 2021, 11:44:59 AM »
$40
Rolls up to fit in side locker.
Pick up Mt Eliza

Unable to post photos....also advertised on FB group.
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General Discussion / Re: Wheel bearing torque
« Last post by Alien on January 01, 2021, 02:47:29 PM »
Andrew I carry a cut cone in the spare box with spare bearing so they can be changed track side, just tap gently so the new outer cone doesn’t “bounce” off it’s seating surface. I agree on the new pins too.
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General Discussion / Re: Wheel bearing torque
« Last post by Frankrhona on January 01, 2021, 02:26:25 PM »
Kyle thank you, I agree. The job is now complete, finger tight plus a smidge and no "clonk".
Interesting to find when I did the job the stub axle has two holes at 90 deg. So I could tighten in 1/12 of a turn increments, 6 thou", (0.15mm) on the 1" x 14tpi unf nut.
However, I must remember to check them on the next run.

If you are contemplating doing the same job I recommend replacing the cotter pins 5mm x 40mm at the same time.
And, if you are a backyard mechanic like me and tap your bearing cones in, cut a slot in an old cone with an angle grinder and use that to push the bearing cones in. Worked well for me and easy to pull out.
Cheers, Andrew
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Tvan Tvan / Re: Anyone lost a Mark V Murranji T-Van?
« Last post by boobook on January 01, 2021, 09:39:36 AM »
I've towed my Tvan up Wombat Spur Track. It was a long steep climb and I was glad to get to the top.

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Tvan Tvan / Re: Anyone lost a Mark V Murranji T-Van?
« Last post by Alien on December 31, 2020, 07:22:24 PM »
Hopefully it’s only been unhitched to do a rece of a track to see if there is access with the van on.
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General Discussion / Re: Wheel bearing torque
« Last post by Alien on December 31, 2020, 07:14:35 PM »
Tapered bearings need a little preloaded, movement is not good.
I nip up while rotator drum, back off and retighten using only the weight of the spanner/breaker bar/shifter. If doing by finger per above method I’d tighten to the next available hole for the split pin.
Cheers Kyle
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Tvan Tvan / Anyone lost a Mark V Murranji T-Van?
« Last post by Wetjala on December 31, 2020, 06:23:24 PM »
We were poking around the Victorian high country yesterday (Wed 30Dec'20) and came across this (attached) a couple of km's SE from where Wombat Range Tk joins Hearn Spur Tk becoming Cynthia Rang Tk.

I guess the tow vehicle didn't survive the haul up from Wonnangatta Station via either Hearn Spur Tk or Humffray River Tk/Wombat Range Tk!

It's a pity I didn't have the DO-35 hitch with me otherwise I could've given myself a belated Xmas pressie!  ;D

(Should've named this subject: "Free T-Van Available. Low km's. A bit Dusty!"

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