28. Ideally, at this point, the ring gear backlash should be back where it was before we started this project. We took the extra step to check that it was still close to spec (0.005 to 0.008). Ours was close to the high end at 0.008, so we left it alone at that. We tightened the bearing caps fully to 100 lb-ft and rechecked that the backlash had not changed from our previous reading.