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#481747 - 08/11/17 09:53 PM Re: Front wheel bearing [Re: sospan]
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As I often take long trips I am sensitive to wheel bearing failure. My Mentor has often told Me, if a long trip is planned, grease the front wheel bearings. It is good insurance if nothing else. Greasing includes cleaning them first, inspecting and then good clean grease. I used to use a fixture to insure the grease got into the bearing. Now I just use My fingers and need the grease into the bearing.
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#482816 - 14/11/17 01:54 PM Re: Front wheel bearing [Re: sospan]
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Registered: 31/05/10
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Job done. The bearings were as in the link to gomog earlier posted. I bought from Wych bearings as per Arwyn’s recommendation.
Straight forward replacement process with no hitches.
The failure was in the outer bearing where some damage/erosion was visible on the outer race.
Couldn’t see any reason for it as everything looked good.
Ah well, one of those things.
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#482830 - 14/11/17 03:20 PM Re: Front wheel bearing [Re: sospan]
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Good news Phil! Wheel bearings rarely fail but when they do, they let you know by the noise.

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#482856 - 14/11/17 05:34 PM Re: Front wheel bearing [Re: sospan]
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True. I noticed mine on pre MOT check. Raised the car front to check everything and noticed the faint noise on spinning the wheel. No play felt. I must have caught it very early.
Car passed MOT today. Advisory for one tyre nearing the limit. All 4 are due replacement anyway so no worry there. I am tempted to have the alloys refurbished at the same time as the coating is detariorating on the inner surfaces.
Now....what colour? Currently silver.
Tempted with black.
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#482938 - 15/11/17 04:13 AM Re: Front wheel bearing [Re: sospan]
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Good to hear both re the bearing and also the MOT.
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