i agree with you on having to get it based on "feel." without all the fancy torque wrenches and 72 mm sockets, this was my only option, and was successful today with getting the rear hubs and bearings installed. Now, onto the fronts...
I decided to forgo using the outer oil seals, for a couple of reasons: numerous videos on youtube showed no outer oil seal being fit next to the outer wheel bearing, and when i tried the outer oil seals, the fit was really poor, and risked damaging the bearing trying to tap them into the hub.
i never did figure out the mystery of the lone garter spring...
Originally Posted by Nomar
double seal # 3511 I think
Tighten the nut, slack it off, retighten. slack off...do this a few times then leave it slightly loose. Hub should be able to turn without drag.
This is definitely a feel-thing.