GU Lock Ring Conversion - How To
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The following photos and description were made by user 4x4falcon and posted in the following thread: http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/forums/showthread.php?17573-GU-wheel-bearing-locknut-and-washer-install-in-GQ. The photos specifically apply to a GQ, but the process is near identical to an MQ.
The following steps and photos are much the same as the wheel bearing swap guide at Front Diff Rebuild - Stage 1 (Wheel Bearings).
|1||Get the parts you need. Refer to this wiki page.|
|2||Get the tools you need. You may need a 52mm socket for removing the lock nuts.|
Additional MQ Specific Information
Installation tips were provided by Patrol4x4 user DiscoMuzz in this thread: http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/nissan-patrol-mq-mk-12/mk-front-hub-rebuild-help-needed-please-55756/
The GU locking ring comes with two locating tabs. If you use it on a MQ you may need to file one of the tabs off. The ring is a pin type. You will need to buy or make a spanner to tighten correctly, although the mechanic at the local dealer reckons he just uses the old screw-driver-in-the-hole-and-whack-it method to get tension (by the way, the correct torque is 120ft/lbs or TWICE the torque of your standard wheel nut - have fun) which is what I did. So, its ring, lock and then screw it together.