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 Post subject: Fitting new hubs to my AU wagon
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:18 pm 
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GUYS HELP
I have bought new hubs (ABS) for my wagon and the SOB of a manufacturer didnt make it easy did they
I have 3 nuts under what I thought was a retainer washer....but now I think it is more than a retainer
Do you undo the 3 x 32mm nuts individually or undo them all at once
or do you undo them with the retainer and use what would look like a 36 mm socket
I am confused cos my socket wont get the last nut off
It is too dam thin so I will have to get the face of the socket machined to remove the 1/4 inch of bevel at the tip

Any ideas



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 Post subject: Re: Fitting new hubs to my AU wagon
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:09 am 
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The usual method is to use a 36mm socket over the outside of the retainer. if you have bent this open I would suggest replacing them with new or second hand ones.
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 Post subject: Re: Fitting new hubs to my AU wagon
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:01 am 
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You use a 35mm deep single hex socket, that is all, no picking at the nut or anything like that, just undo it, slide the old hub off, may require a tap, put some anti-sieze compound on the stub, and fit the new one. Its that easy....done heaps of them.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting new hubs to my AU wagon
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:41 am 
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Thanks guys
Rang the Oval office to get a price on new nuts......OMFG.....$45 each plus GST.

But our good old mates at Ferntree are sending me Brand new nuts all the way to Brisvegas for a grand total of $72 including postage for the pair...yippee...I save 20 bucks and the petrol to go pick em up lol

Now all I need to do is find a 36 mm freakin socket..(tears now as he remembers how long it took to find a 32 mm)
Oh well looks like supercheap here I come again

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