Not to say what i did was the right thing but,
I recently had to drive to Oklahoma from NC, 1300 miles and had to throw a new hub on the day before i left. I could not find one of those nuts any where, i re-used the nut and red locktite. Now this may not be the best method but the truck went to Ft. Sill and drove around there for six weeks and then came 1300 miles back. Probably 4000 miles total since I changed the hub and still holdin up fine.
Not saying this is right, just what i had to do.
I am going to replace the nut in a few weeks when i do the passenger side, but in a pinch the locktite did a great job. Now I hope i can get it back off.
If you look inside the nut there is a plastic lock ring, I'm assuming that once it is torqued to 185lbs and the plastic is "cut" to the threads it might not hold if you reuse it. Hopefully this helps.
Last edited by Lybic; 05-23-2010 at 07:53 PM.