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Re: Wheel Bearing Failure

In message <127446d2.24c29870@aol.com> JJK1204@aol.com writes:

> Especially if they are other than German bearings!   Brazilian bearings just
> dont last!  The German
> ones seem to last longer if you change their grease to a good "synth" grease
> like Spectro!

A long time ago I ordered bearings for the rear wheels of my Audi 80CD.

The dealer asked if I wanted genuine Audi or local bearings. I opted
for genuine Audi.  When the package arrived, the bearings were actually
marked "British Timken" - which is about fifteen miles from where I
live.  I asked Timken how much _they_ charged, and discovered I'd paid
an 80% markup for these bearings to go on a grand tour of Europe.

 Phil Payne
 UK Audi quattro Owners Club
 Phone: 0385 302803   Fax: 0870 0883933