Sorry Jim, My socket is just a tiny bit over 66mm in diameter. Kary, I mentioned the 130 lbs torque only to illustrate that remaining two pins on my socket are strong enough to withstand necessary torque. I didn't try to describe procedure of adjusting preload. I disagree with you that it is not necessary to torque spindle nut to 94-140 lbs(manual spec) when bearings were not replaced. I think torquing will prevent those same scenarios you describe i.e out of square .... Nether the less shop manual specifies to always torque lock nut to initial torque when adjusting preload. There was some wear on inner surface of the lock nut so I flipped it over. Thanks for bringing it up! Could be useful for somebody else doing that work. I did not use spring scale (don't have one unfortunately). Specified force to get hub turning is 5-18 n. It is fairly broad. So as long as it is pretty easy to turn the hub by pulling on wheel stud with one finger I'm good to go.
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