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I think heating the sprocket nuts may be required to avoid problems.
Not sure what the torque spec is on them, but be careful. My son just made a mess of his R6 sprocket carrier by trying to torque them to the recommended spec. I told him I thought it was too much - but the factory spec has to be right - right? Turns out it's pretty common to strip them when trying to get to the recommended torque. Not sure how they screw it up, but it was over what the standard torque is for that size of fastener. Shoulda listened to the Old Man...
Double check the factory spec with a table of standard torque specs for the fastener. Know that the size of the socket/wrench that is used does not tell you the size of the fastener. You need to measure the actual diameter of the bolt. You will get a diameter like 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, etc., for most sprocket nuts and bolts.
Vic - the sprocket carrier should pull out of the wheel. It may be snug, but I've never seen any type of retaining system used.