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DIY S3 Front wheel bearing....

Welly Dec 16, 2009

  1. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    How hard are these to do...

    I've done a few in the past but mainly on Vauxhalls.

    Do the new bearings need pressing into the hub, or does the good old hot water method work? LOL :)

    Any thoughts appreciated...
     
  2. Crazypete00

    Crazypete00 Active Member Audi S3 Audi A4

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    i would say you need a press......
     
  3. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    I concur.....

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  4. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Ok, thats fine. My good old fork and spoon method won't work then!

    Glad I asked before taking the hub assembly apart!
     
  5. 666markyboy

    666markyboy Well-Known Member

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    You deff need a press.... i managed to do mine at home but it was a real struggle even with some homemade tools and a blowlamp
     
  6. HTC

    HTC Active Member

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    Take the hub off and get down to your local garage. Have them press the new bearing in. Should only cost a drink. Will save loads of bashing and swearing.
     
  7. 666markyboy

    666markyboy Well-Known Member

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    It's not so much getting the new bearings in.... if you warm the hub in say the oven and chill the bearings in the freezer then you can tap them in with the outer of the old bearing.... never tap the middle you will ruin your nice new bearings if you do..... the hard part is removing the old outer part of the bearind from the hub.... mine were rock solid stuck and also had to grind the center of the old bearing to remove it from the center part of the wheel hub.... biatch of a job...
     
  8. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    That sounds like a right pain in the chuff. ****** that, I'm off down the garage with the hub! My mate's garage is a 2 min walk, so he can sort it out and call it my Xmas pressie :)
     
  9. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    ...gets my vote... I did this with my A4...

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  10. kitpayne

    kitpayne Member

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    I went into a tyre place and asked if i could use their press and they were fine. Didn't ask for nothing. let me use their cir clip pliers as well.
     

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