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 Post subject: Wheel Bearing Grease Seal
Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:44 pm 
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Changing over my front wheel bearings soon and was wondering which way the grease seal goes onto the stub axle... Here are the two possibilities. Is it the first or the second?

ONE:
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TWO:
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Last time I did them I placed it in according to picture 1.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Bearing Grease Seal
Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:45 pm 
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if its the same as an ED, it goes facing the stub axle. sits on top of the big bearing inside the rotor. needs tapping in
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Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:00 pm 
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Thanks for the info, so to be clear it goes on according to picture one? Which is how I fitted it last time.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:03 pm 
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if the brake rotor is on the ground with the outside facing downwards, it goes rubber side up. from your pictures i think thats #2. it sits flush in there, and the rubber side is what contacts the part the stub axle is on.
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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:51 pm 
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Thanks for the information mate, I think that's how it came out of the rotor when I first replaced them,

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:58 pm 
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what size is the stub axle nut?

My bearing if naffed on my BA 2003 and i do not have the right size socket dammit.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:17 pm 
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Davehimself wrote:
what size is the stub axle nut?

My bearing if naffed on my BA 2003 and i do not have the right size socket dammit.


I have always tightened them with a shifter... put the two tips of the shifter on the sides of the nut so the handle sticks out sideways from the car... then grab hold of the head of the shifter and tighten it as hard as I can one handed... Seems to be just the right amount of torque one handed with such poor mechanical advantage... Works for me anyway... Otherwise, yeah the nut is large... :P

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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:48 am 
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just tried it out and even with a set ofstihlsens hanging off them i cannot get this fking nut off.....arrrggghhhhh is it 35mm?

Does anyone know?

i just dl the service manual but it doesn't seem to have the size

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:46 am 
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you're trying to get it off? It shouldn't be that tight. :/ guessing the ba are a design to ed, you have removed the split pin yeah? The hub on the ba, were prone to corroding onto the stub too. May take a fair bit of effort to get it off. and usually with the ba's i've seen... The whole hub get's replaced, not just the bearings...

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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:40 am 
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yeah the bearings are a part of the whole hub, i cannot see a split pin at all.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:54 am 
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TimmyA wrote:
Davehimself wrote:
what size is the stub axle nut?

My bearing if naffed on my BA 2003 and i do not have the right size socket dammit.


I have always tightened them with a shifter... put the two tips of the shifter on the sides of the nut so the handle sticks out sideways from the car... then grab hold of the head of the shifter and tighten it as hard as I can one handed... Seems to be just the right amount of torque one handed with such poor mechanical advantage... Works for me anyway... Otherwise, yeah the nut is large... :P

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i think they are 36mm nut but not 100%, in au and b series they are torqued up and they are f**k tight... so they also need to be done up to a speficic torque..
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Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:28 am 
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Davehimself wrote:
what size is the stub axle nut?

My bearing if naffed on my BA 2003 and i do not have the right size socket dammit.


They are 35mm....same as the AU's.....when the nut is undone, you will notice it is a laminated looking nut.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:30 am 
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B Bear wrote:
Hey guys

Changing over my front wheel bearings soon and was wondering which way the grease seal goes onto the stub axle... Here are the two possibilities. Is it the first or the second?

ONE:
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OR

TWO:
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Last time I did them I placed it in according to picture 1.

Cheers


The rubber lip that sticks out goes against the stub axle.....it also needs to be totally seated in....if not, the rubber lip will burn off and grease will leak out, and water will get in.

 

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