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ECS (or similar) rear bearing replacement kits from where?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Rfmacaskill, May 21, 2014.

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    [May 21, 2014]
    Does anyone know where I can get a ECS (or similar) rear wheel bearing kit from? I'd ideally want to do this myself and I don't have access to a press. I may be able to make some type of 'ghetto' thing up but the ECS kit seems spot on. If I could avoid US postage costs that would be ideal.
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    I've no idea what the ECS kit is, but this job really needs a press.

    If you dont have one, drop the uprights into a local garage, and they'll swap the bearings for about a tenner cash.

    I usually use the press at work, but last weekend i did a fabia and didnt have time to take them into work, so just dropped them into farmer autocare, went for lunch, and came back and collected the two uprights all done with new bearings fitted.
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    OK, how did you get the wheel flange off the old bearings? Did you leave that in place and let the garage do that for you too?
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Best of leaving it as 9 times out of 10 the race comes out with it.
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    thats usually easy to fix with a vice and a pry bar, but yeh, just leave it for the garage to sort.
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    I normally get the old faithful air chisel on and zap the bugger off in a second lol
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