- Jan 26, 2001
- Asheville, NC
- 1973 converted to 1980 custom convertible
I repacked my front wheel bearings while replacing entire front brake system. I have never worked on the bearings before, so I read about them and consulted with my local parts guy who use to work for Chevy. I did not have a torque wrench, but my parts guy said I did not need one but to tighten nut just past finger tight while spinning the wheel. Then back off until finger tight and install cotter pin. I did this and to date no noise or problems. I am just concerned that I still did not install them correctly. I guess the worst that would happen is premature failure? I used the best quality Amsoil synthetic racing grease on the bearings as well. As long as there is no noise from the bearings and I did not install the bearing nut past finger tight, should I worry?