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Wheel bearing brand

neilA4 Oct 22, 2013

  1. neilA4

    neilA4 Member

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    Hi does anyone know what brand audi use for their wheel bearings. I'm guessing the cheap ones on eBay won't last? Cheers
     
  2. swarcup

    swarcup Well-Known Member

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    Would like to know this also as im looking to do both fronts
     
  3. dualmono21

    dualmono21 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    theres more than one company which supply to audi

    i make and roll the steel which is supplied to the bearing companies who then supply audi

    nsk bearings and skf dormer are two i can remember off hand
     
  4. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I would stay away from cheap brands on ebay - buy cheap buy twice.

    Stick to the decent brands, as mentioned above, I have used SKF in the past.
    Eurocarparts should stock decent brands.

    May even be worthwhile getting a price from Audi themselves, I have often found parts cheaper by going to Audi as opposed to eurocarparts.etc
     
  5. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    SKF or FAG !!
     
  6. neilA4

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    Are snr any good? Eurocarparts has 25% off at moment. Could do both fronts for £120
     
  7. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Personally ive never used them but iirc they are a well known decent brand !!
     
  8. dualmono21

    dualmono21 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    schaeffler are one of the other brands we make steel for ...they produce the fag bearings
    snr are part of the danish ntn group , not made by us but still good quality
     
  9. stu_m

    stu_m Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I put an SKF one on mine just over a year ago

    it needs doing again!!!
     
  10. swarcup

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    anyone used continental contitech?
     
  11. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Didn't know Contitech did wheel bearings - I thought they just did belts?
     
  12. swarcup

    swarcup Well-Known Member

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    Have gone for Meyle at £54 each. See how they go
     
  13. ricostuart

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    Got a cheap one off the motor factors (FAG I believe) and it was a pretty quality part. ***** to remove the old one!
     
  14. neilA4

    neilA4 Member

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    good price, where from? cheers
     
  15. neilA4

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    just to check, my symptoms are a rumbling noise more audiable above 40mph, like a quiet motorbike lol. noise not related to engine speed, no noise from gearbox in any gears.

    just the faster I go the louder the rumbling. also I think I can feel some vibration on the accelerator pedal, but strangely not other pedals.

    Possibly driver side bearing.

    oh, and 207,000 miles !

    sound about right?
     
  16. neilA4

    neilA4 Member

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    Well ordered the snr bearings from Ecp and skf ones turned up!

    all done now had to take housing off as the bearing was seized in both sides! If anyone wants torque values From memory the 4 off bearing bolts were 80nm plus 90deg, the driveshaft bolt 16mm was 200nm plus 180deg, the brake carrier was 190nm, the brake sliders were 30nm, the top pinch bolt for upper arms is 40nm and the tie rod bolt is 45nm and bottom ball joints were 110nm

    All from elsawin

    oh and the noise has gone car is smoother and quieter
     

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