Rear axle bearing temperatures?
I have a 97 with a full floating rear axle that I've pulled the rear axles out of before many miles ago, so it's not my first time doing it. I just pulled the whole thing apart replaced the seals and brakes but bearings looked fine so I left them alone. This time after I started driving it again for some reason I decided to feel the hub after I had been driving it and it just feels warmer than I expected it to be. It's not to hot to keep your hand on but it does get warm. Now I'm questioning if maybe I've got the axle nut to tight or maybe even to loose, just snugged it up like I would if it were a castle nut on another axle but I really don't have anything to compare the temperature now and before too! No noise or anything else and it seems to turn free without any binding and its definitely not loose in the axle direction! Any thoughts or help would be great. I guess it makes sense that the rear end builds up heat in fact I think I've seen modified HOG's head cover to help radiate the heat, but now I'm just wondering what's normal!