My wheel bearings are due, and I ordered a new set.
Up to now, I thought I have regular nuts on my hubs which are secured by some kind of sleeve, which in turn is dented into the axial groove of the hub.
When the set arrived, I noticed that this isn't true, there is just a specially shaped nut, as seen in the image. Due to perspective, the new nut looks bigger, but this isn't true, it hast exactly the size of the old nut. Except one point: The sleeve part of the old nut doesn't have a tread, so the material is quite thin and can easily be dented into the groove.
In the new nut, the tread reaches to the front of the sleeve, making the material thicker and more rigid. I guess it will need more force to dent the sleeve into the groove.
So, my questions are:
- Is it correct that the tread reaches to the front of the sleeve part?
- What is the correct way to dent the sleeve? I think hammering could do some damage...