Hey, lots of much wiser guys on here, but shouldn't you let the air out BEFORE removing the main axle nut?
I was told, if the rim has cracked or sheared the bolts, (however unlikely) ......this large nut is actually holding the pressure.
please correct if I'm mistaken.
also, there is an opportunity to match the heavy mark on the tire ( if marked with a dot), the valve stem, and balance the whole assembly at some point. I found the Michelin or Goodyear aviation tire guide online, and it makes for some good reading!
RV-9a - SOLD!....
Lake Country, BC
Last edited by flyboy1963 : 12-17-2014 at 12:29 PM.