i found the play, it's where the new stub slips into the steering wheel shaft. I tightened the nut/bolt down so tight that the wheel started turning like someone was steering it. it's still loose, if you remember I had that issue with the old mm stub being hard to remove, well this one slid in so easy it would almost fell back out so maybe it still isn't machined right. I'm thinking if maybe I use a bolt the same size as the holes that might stop the slack, maybe shim it too. Also the bolt head is on the concave part so all the clamping force is not be utilized either.