I have never used a dial gauge for tightening the bearings.
Maybe it is because I am lazy or primitive? Haha.
Guys do not exaggerate.
Tighten the new bearings with a pliers or something to seat them in, while turning the
hub by hand.
Then back the nut out.
Then only then finger tighten the nut, and lock it down.
That's it........ Sugar coating is extra.
Been doing it for many decades, my cars do not pull to any side, with this method.
Now who was saying that it should always run on a coat of grease, not metal to metal?
Oh, I forgot maybe it was I? Haha.
You have a hell of a good memory James, that was a long time a go.
By the way in order to replace the rotors you must remove the hub and bearings,
the 10mm Allen screws are in the back of the hub.
Put the hub in the wheel with a few screws to hold it, hold the tire so you can loosen the 10mm screws. (They are very tight.)
I have broken a few 3,8" ratchets doing it, didn't have my 1.2" with me.
Get a 1.2" and a long pipe after it.
(You will need that pipe.)
Now if you have a good supply of air and an air air gun.......