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Douglas Wheel Nuts- Just Plain Poor Quality or what?

 
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Steve Frank



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:09 am    Post subject: Douglas Wheel Nuts- Just Plain Poor Quality or what? Reply with quote

So am I now just noticing this, or has the M8 locking wheel nuts from Douglas always been this poor? Noticed some runnout while assembling my brand spankin new kart that came with Douglas wheels, and one of the nuts is so poorly made that it has more than 1mm of runnout on the face that seats the wheel against the hub. 1 mm! thats almost one whole thread on the M8 x 1.25 nut. You don't need a dial indicator to see that. Its gotta be a problem that could effect the clamping force of the wheel to the hub. Anybody else see this or did I just get the lucky batch that somehow made it through quality assurance?
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Walt Gifford



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If these are barrel nuts send them to me and I'll square them up for you.


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Steve Frank



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Walt. I chucked it in the lathe to do just that. There wasn't enough shoulder on it for me to turn it square! Searched thru my spares and found 3 that were useable. Their wheels have always been good quality. Surprised to find the problem with the nuts.
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Curtis Ruth



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

make sure to use the supplied washers. The nut will stop on the shank of the stud before it bottoms on the wheel if you do not. Not on all hubs, but some. Also a drop of tri flo or grease on the threads help to prolong use without galling the threads prior to installing.
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Stewart Willis



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"run out" and "Galling".. Two new words for me.
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