'79 8 lug D44. This has shims instead of a crush sleeve to determine pinion bearing preload, correct? What should I torque the pinion nut then too...just crank down on it? Reason I ask is this: There was some gear oil coming out of my pinion, but not really leaking past the seal. I took out the driveshaft, locked the hubs, put a wrench on the pinion nut, and gave it a turn. Without much effort, I was able to tighten the pinion nut (maybe 30-40 ft. lbs) The nut was obviously loose. So, I tightened it down with some locktite (didn't get out the torque wrench...but tightened it probably close to 140 ft. lbs) It's now a little "harder" to turn than before. Any ideas/info?