Yes the retention ring is placed after the bearings are set to keep the nut from coming loose. Yes the ring with the tang is the only safety keeping the nut from loosening.Hi James,
I don't understand how that tang works.
Is it something that gets inserted after the wheel nut is torqued to spec and then bolted on to prevent the nut backing off?
If so, then the wheel nut never actually reaches a point where the threads are stretched to a point where it is an interference fit.
Is the tab/tang the only thing stopping the wheel nut from working loose?
Thanks for the link. One of the reasons why I'm doing videos is to help minimize sorting through the facts on the forums at timesHere are pics from other threads which deals with that design...
I thought I would share replacing the rear wheel bearings on my 40. I replaced one of the front wheel bearings some time ago but I didn't remember it being that hard but I can't say that for the rear. For most people they're going to have someone do it for them but being a glutton for punishment...www.gt40s.com
There are several threads regarding SPF wheel bearing issues.