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George - 

Assuming that your grease cap will fit - snug all the way down to where the rim of the grease cap is basically sitting flush with the rim of the hub then it looks OK to me.

Bill

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George, looks like a good job to me. I hate cotter pins, they always manage to slice open a finger.

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1 hour ago, Terry L said:

What size socket is needed to remove the castle nut?

The castle nut should never be tight enough to not be able to be removed by hand. But, I believe a 1-3/16” will work. 

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Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher and Rocky plus our beloved Storm, Maggie and Lucy (all waiting at the Rainbow Bridge)

2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, Hull #026 | 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, Hull #050 | 2022 Silverado High Country 3500HD SRW Diesel 4x4 

 

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7 hours ago, Terry L said:

What size socket is needed to remove the castle nut?

It’s a 1-1/2” hex nut on my 2019 Oliver, with a retainer clip on the nut, not a cotter pin.   If you have an older Oliver that has the old style wheel bearings that require grease re-packing you will need the socket and a torque wrench to properly service the wheel bearings.  After repacking the bearings with grease, the nut must be torqued to 50 ft-lbs to properly seat the bearings, then backed off to just finger tight.   So as mentioned above you don’t need the socket to remove the nut since it should only be finger tight in use, but you do need the socket to properly re-install the nut.    Here’s a good video from Dexter (the axle manufacturer). 
https://youtu.be/GnH-h3W9XvI

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