[Vwdiesel] front wheel bearings
val at mongo.mongobird.com
Thu Apr 12 16:23:30 EDT 2007
> I have had one that was to the point of crushing the hub (30T press)
> Sometimes you can't just press stuff, you have to clever it a bit. Next
> one falls out...
VERY good point. The first FWB I did, before I owned a
press. The shop I took it do did it in a 50T press.
Every 10 to 12K miles after that I kept replacing the
same bearing. Then I got smart, and replaced the hub with
one from a junker. The next bearing was still in 200K kiles
later when I retired the car.
Although I could never prove it, or even measure it, I theorized
that the 50T press somehow did something that soured that hub.
I've never had a problem like that again.
> If you have liquid nitrogen that is the super slickness. Used it a few
> times, man, parts just fall together. Good for warts too. :-)
Just be careful not to tap the bearing at liquid N2 temps.
The seal might shatter.
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