[Vwdiesel] front wheel bearings

Val Christian val at mongo.mongobird.com
Thu Apr 12 09:56:19 EDT 2007

> In a message dated 4/12/2007 5:57:55 AM Central Daylight Time, 
> val at mongo.mongobird.com writes:
> > 2. I agree with Loren's advice, except advise against using a cold chisel.
> > My experience with using one several times is that there will be all kinds
> > of small, hard shrapnel (sp?), and even with safety
>   No, I don't recommend trying to split the race with one. :-o  I use it to 
> open up the gap between the outer face of the inner race and the 
> inside face of the hub, so that pry bars or such can be inserted.  It 
> doesn't take any hard hammering and splintering is highly less likely.  
> Still, be safe though.
>     Loren

I would certainly agree with that use of a cold chisel, as a wedge, rather 
than a cutter. Getting a bearing "moon" on the inner race can be a 
problem.  -Val

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