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4000Q rear wheel bearings
- To: quattro <email@example.com>
- Subject: 4000Q rear wheel bearings
- From: "steve powers" <spowers@spdg.COM>
- Date: Thu, 19 Jan 95 8:54:56 PST
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- Reply-To: quattro
- Sender: quattro-owner
Here's one for you all.
I'm replacing the rear wheel bearings on my '85 4000q. The
ones on the rear strut assembly are different than the ones
that I got from Carlsen.
My old bearings are sealed to the inside (axle side) of the
car, yet are open to the outside (hub) against a race that
is pressed onto the wheel hub. The bearings I received from
Carlsen are shown to be the correct ones, but are sealed on
both sides. I seconded this with the local Audi dealer.
The local Audi guy claims that there was _never_ anything
other than a sealed bearing on the rear hub. Is what I am
seeing simply the remains of a sealed bearing that exploded
when the wheel hub was pulled? Or was there a running change?
Having rebuilt enough bicycle/motorcycle headsets, I believe
I know a sealed bearing when I see it. What gives?
The vehicle is an '85 4000q, VIN WAUFB0858FA166710.
btw - I have access to liquid nitrogen and am wondering if
there would be any problem with freezing bearings or bushings
to install them (other than dropping and shattering)
thanks - I'm learning more about Audis everyday!