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 Post subject: EF Front Wheel Bearing Hack
Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:38 pm 
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Ride: EF XR6 Wagon, AU2 XR6 VCT

Power: 148 rwkw

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One inner front wheel bearing was getting grumbly, so I replaced it today. I tried to find the correct bearing at all the local parts places including Supercheap, but none of them had it in stock (L68149 cone and L68110 cup). They would have had to order it in on Monday, leaving my car unusable until then. On a hunch, I checked Timken's trailer bearing kits online. Their KIT6015T contains both the inner and outer bearings, cones and cups - the same manufacturer and part numbers, the exact same parts - AND it was in stock at Supercheap. So, went back there to get it. The bonus: the kit with both bearings is cheaper than the single bearing would have been, had they had it in stock.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Front Wheel Bearing Hack
Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:32 pm 
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Yes, it is uncanny - T5 countergear bearings are also holden wheel bearings.

Amazing how those trailer bearing kits can be so much cheaper, even with Timkens.

 

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