oh man thanks for some first hand experience, i thought I'd get no response. leaving for vacation when i'm done..>LOL AH!
Those rings set the preload on the bearings.
Knowing how many turns others have needed is shooting in the dark and will certainly end in a broke trans.
With that said, with the bearings and races nested correctly when installing, the very last 180 degrees or so is pretty tight. If you are on the mark now and can turn it without the use tools, you need one more turn.
yes, preload, i'm aware! thanks for the feedback, awesome. i was about to call GD lol.
i turned it by hand and needed 1/2 a turn (180 degrees) with tools to get it to the marks.
so - 1/2 turn with tools or 1.5 turns with tools?
maybe it needs to go another....it was hard getting it out, smacking it pretty good but it installs much easier...210,000 miles does that.
i don't know how the guts all press together either - maybe it doesn't get tight as quickly as a normal bolt would? if it does then i'm thinking i'm done
if i'm 360 off - will i know it immediately or will there be long term damage?