RADIAL TIRE, WHEEL, AND RUNFLAT REPAIR (Cont).
Tighten locknuts (2) to 85 lb-ft (115 N-m) in tightening sequence shown.
Tighten locknuts (2) to 125 lb-ft (170 Nom) in sequence shown.
Check wheel assembly for gaps at each stud (24). Use a 0.0015-in. (0.038 mm) thickness gauge to detect gaps. If
gaps are detected, disassemble and reassemble wheel assembly and recheck for gaps. If gaps are still detected,
replace outer rim half (1).
Never inflate a wheel assembly without having checked wheel locknut torques to ensure the wheel locknuts
are tightened to specifications. An assembly with improperly tightened locknuts could separate under
pressure, resulting in injury or death.
Always use a tire inflation cage for inflation purposes. Stand on one side of the cage during inflation, never
directly in front Keep hands out of the cage during inflation. Inflate assembly to recommended pressure using
a clip-on air chuck. Do not exceed 50 psi (345 kPa) cold inflation pressure. Failure to follow these instructions
may result in injury or death
Place assembly in safety cage and inflate tire to recommended tire pressure (para 1-11).
Check for leaks around rim edges (32), insert (10), and valve bore (9) with soapy solution.
Balance wheel (TM 9-2320-280-20-2).
Install wheel (para 4-32).