Mine was less than an 1/8".
Now is less than 1/16".
But it still is not preloaded.
Cool, I've snugged 'em up before and had 'em last years and years. :)
The crush sleeve or solid spacer is the -minimum- size -before- any
bearing wear. ;)
Tightening it down ain't gonna hurt anything as long as you don't get
carried away, IM(limited)E.
King's friend's experience could be the opposite of mine or the same. ;)
His was just too shot to go much farther -any which away-? ;)
But x2 King's warning and advice to do it right tho, at least you can
save the housing and rebuild it better than new, ...if that's your thing?
Alvin in AZ
ps HellaRich, can't find my notes or wiring diagrams since the move
-in- and so I don't know the wire colors for the defrost-power to
window-power swap. Heck, I can't even find the thread it was in! :/
No kidding. LOL :)
pps- Having heard ol'guys talk about rebuilding rear axles and setting
up the gears since I was a kid... I fiNgure that torque readings on the
carrier and pinion preloads are mostly for -books-. YMMV on that.