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Thread: Speed Related Vibration Rumble Puzzle

  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKKid35 View Post
    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
    From memory - gently tapped it on with a hammer and if showing signs of distorting used hammer and blunt screw driver on the formed edge which also helps keep it straight. Removal was more likely to damage it.

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    When fitting dust cap I use a suitable heavy wall plastic pipe and a lump hammer. Tap gently or you will harm bearing.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Remember to grease stub axle and bearing. Bearing contains precious little grease from factory.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Of course you clean up stub axle with an emery cloth so bearing slides on by hand and grease will make later removal easy.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Some of the after-market dust caps seem to be slightly over sized and extremely difficult to get started; even when you think you've got a decent amount engaged all the way around you just have to look at them wrong and they pop out. I found driving these in straight with a short socket extension and large socket that sits on the outer lip was the only way to go. The genuine Smart ones fit perfectly as you'd expect, and can be easily tapped in by working around the edge with a soft hammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    When fitting dust cap I use a suitable heavy wall plastic pipe and a lump hammer. Tap gently or you will harm bearing.
    Sounds like a good idea

    Alternatively

    https://youtu.be/NUVdmIXyOSM
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKKid35 View Post
    Sounds like a good idea

    Alternatively

    https://youtu.be/NUVdmIXyOSM
    I just use a big socket to do the same thing.

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