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RE: Wheel Bearings Again....

The shop that replaced my RF bearing used the approved VAG tool (2m pipe
on the wrench!!) to do the axle nut, and an air impact wrench to do the
Schley tool. Took about 15 minutes of NOISE to get it out, and about
10minutes to put the new one in.

BTW, did anyone see the Ingersoll-Rand ad in ec (or C&D, not sure) for
their new impact wrench? 600 ft-lbs? Speeds up lug nut removal while the
impatient customer waits! Not stated, but implicit, is that it also
speeds up installation! NOT ON MY CAR!


Ian Duff, 1990 Coupe quattro 20v, Red/Black

Home: New Bedford, MA, USA
Work: Charter Systems, Inc., Waltham, MA, USA

>From: 	orin@netcom.com[SMTP:orin@netcom.com]
>Sent: 	Tuesday, 24 September, 1996 09:31 PM
>To: 	mtipton@netten.net
>Cc: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>Subject: 	Re: Wheel Bearings Again....
>> Also needed are a large 21 inch Cresent wrench, and a breaker bar with a 
>> 32mm socket or a 32mm wrench, or two LARGE cresent wrenches!
>> These are required to turn the tools large center bolt in order to
>> facilitate the bearings removal.  This action is made more difficult
>> if the bearings are rusted, or over heated during use. If you live in an 
>> area of the US that "salts" the roads during winter, your bearings will 
>> be difficult to remove.
>Seem to remember I needed a 32 and a 36mm socket, one was for the tool,
>the other for the axle nut.  I used a 5' pipe on my breaker bar... it
>was still difficult and the car has spent its life in salt free