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Thread: Speed Related Vibration Rumble Puzzle

  1. #41
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    My car has done well over 50k without hub caps, and only now has a bearing failed

    I think this makes them optional
    Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKKid35 View Post
    My car has done well over 50k without hub caps, and only now has a bearing failed
    If they are the original bearings (and assuming the caps were lost during disc replacement). You know the car's history though.

    Quote Originally Posted by UKKid35 View Post
    I think this makes them optional
    But desirable - are they obtainable new?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinger View Post


    But desirable - are they obtainable new?
    Yes, for a not unreasonable £2.50 (plus p&p)

    https://www.smarttune.co.uk/product....ortwo-up-to-07
    Paul
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    Passion 2000 W, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Mar 09 - sold
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKKid35 View Post
    Yes, for a not unreasonable £2.50 (plus p&p)
    Cheers - but my missing two turned up the following day.

    Definitely they should be fitted - a warm hub will pull in moisture when a puddle is encountered (as the hub cools).

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    I've just had to replace another front wheel bearing

    No idea whether it was the same side as the one mentioned in this thread, which I hardly even remember posting

    Problem was that the inner shell was stuck, so I had to find a way to remove it

    I used my Lidl Parkside wannabe Dremmel to grind some purchase points for a bearing puller

    Took a while, but it did work

    When I'd finished I pressed the inner shell back in to the race and bizarrely couldn't feel a thing when turning it by hand

    Thumbsnap is having issues right now, so I'll post photos later
    Paul
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    Passion 2000 W, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Mar 09 - sold
    Passion 1998 T, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Apr 10 - sold
    Cabrio 2001 Y, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Jul 10 Replaced Oct 16

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    A stuck inner race ring comes off easily by applying heat. Wedge in an old chisel to get race ring moving.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    A stuck inner race ring comes off easily by applying heat. Wedge in an old chisel to get race ring moving.
    That was the first thing I tried, and it didn't work for me

    I admit I was careful not to over cook things as I didn't want to risk damage to the ABS sensor, that would have raised the level of headache significantly
    Paul
    Pure 2000 W, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Feb 08 - sold
    Passion 2000 W, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Mar 09 - sold
    Passion 1998 T, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Apr 10 - sold
    Cabrio 2001 Y, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Jul 10 Replaced Oct 16

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinger View Post

    Definitely they should be fitted - a warm hub will pull in moisture when a puddle is encountered (as the hub cools).
    I failed to fit the hub cap again, except this time I gave up before damaging it

    If anyone can show me what they use to fit them I would be very grateful
    Paul
    Pure 2000 W, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Feb 08 - sold
    Passion 2000 W, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Mar 09 - sold
    Passion 1998 T, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Apr 10 - sold
    Cabrio 2001 Y, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Jul 10 Replaced Oct 16

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    You must be quick. Heat race ring on opposite side to sensor. Get it moving before heat transfers to stub shaft.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Paul
    Pure 2000 W, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Feb 08 - sold
    Passion 2000 W, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Mar 09 - sold
    Passion 1998 T, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Apr 10 - sold
    Cabrio 2001 Y, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Jul 10 Replaced Oct 16

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