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 Post subject: Wheel bearings
Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:46 pm 
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Swapped out the old fronts over the weekend & WOW! were they f**k! The howl was so bad you'd swear the car was going to fall in half.

Its all much better now however I'm wondering about the torque on the nuts, the big book of falcons I was reading stated 105Nm however I've heard some people say they have to jump on the breaker bar to do them up as their wrench didn't read high enough.

What do you guys recommend?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel bearings
Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:26 am 
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Swapped out the old fronts over the weekend & WOW! were they f**k! The howl was so bad you'd swear the car was going to fall in half.

Its all much better now however I'm wondering about the torque on the nuts, the big book of falcons I was reading stated 105Nm however I've heard some people say they have to jump on the breaker bar to do them up as their wrench didn't read high enough.

What do you guys recommend?


Front wheel bearings on the EL?

It's meant to be 30Nm while rotating the disc (to seat the bearings properly), undo nut 1/2 turn and then tighten to 4Nm (or 8Nm? or something...pretty much finger tight).

105Nm seems rather high! I hope you haven't broken the new set of bearings!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel bearings
Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:24 am 
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Like what he said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^.....if we're talking an EL....seat first, then finger tight.
If it's an AU or later, yeah, they are tight.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel bearings
Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:26 pm 
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cjh wrote:
Like what he said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^.....if we're talking an EL....seat first, then finger tight.
If it's an AU or later, yeah, they are tight.


BA/BF ones are like 300Nm or something ridiculous.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel bearings
Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:41 pm 
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phongus wrote:
cjh wrote:
Like what he said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^.....if we're talking an EL....seat first, then finger tight.
If it's an AU or later, yeah, they are tight.


BA/BF ones are like 300Nm or something ridiculous.


Yep. Basically as tight as ya fuken can. :D

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:23 pm 
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I've had pedders tell me they installed them on e series & chewed out 3 sets on a car before they read the specs & did them up correct.

I'll leave it go & see where it ends up.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel bearings
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:47 pm 
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with burned out bearings.

nip it up, seat it, nut and split pin it. however many nm you get from two fingers on a shifter, thats how much you need haha
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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:17 pm 
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I tighten it up pretty tight to pull it all together then back it off a 1/4 of a turn . Then I grab the rotor and if it feels firm and spins free, thats it done .

 

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