Front wheel bearings

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  1. Steve

    Steve Funster Life Member

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    I have a feeling that the front wheel bearings on my m/h are on thier way out as getting quiet noisey.
    Been looking for the bearing kits most seem to be 70-100£ per side. Then i found these on amazon of all places.

    i have had a look and MAPCO seem to sale good stuff but at £5.27 each i just had to give them ago.
    I have a feeling it was ment to be £52.70. we will see
     
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    either a bargain or cheap chinese knock off copies. the fun comes when you try and press out the old ones. a notorious pain in the backside
     
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    if it's a fiat ducato getting a wheel bearing is only the start of your problems,
    trying to replace them often need a 40 tonne press, very easy to bugger up the drive flange, good luck,
     
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    Wait for the bang, guarantee you won't be expecting it
     
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    Steve Funster Life Member

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    I have pressed many bearing out over the years and yes the 'bang' always comes when least expected.
     
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    Steve, don't forget you get what you pay for. Is it worth it for a major item like a wheel bearing?
     
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    Yes i know but it's worth a look, if the firm mapco had lots of bad reports of poor quality parts i would not have bothered but they do sound good. but at 10.50 for two sets you have to have a look and amazons returns policy is very good. I have malvern this week end the nothing untill the end of october so will do them then probberbly do discs and pads at the same time may even do tyres as well:cry:
     
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    There are bearings, and there are bearings.
     
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    i will let you know if it says SKF or SH£T on the bearings:D

    it was even free P&P
     
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    Haven't a clue what those are like, but I tried cheap Van wheel bearings once and once only;)
     
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    Can only find one amazon offering for mapco and that is £59.62...with a 2 to 4 week lead time.
    Maybe the one you ordered has been pulled because of the pricing mistake.
     
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    I dont think they made a mistake in the price.
    The normal price is over £50. Screenshot_2016-09-26-16-07-11.png
     
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    got to be worth a look
     
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    How do you know when they on way out please? My engine sounds a bit 'graty' .. is that it?
     
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    Don't you worry your pretty little head. Now run along and put the kettle on for the men :)
















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    Nowt to do with your engine Joy.
    If the bearings are on their way they will usually make a rumbling sound, probably worse/louder when cornering and if they are very bad you will feel it through the steering wheel as a slight vibration.
     
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    We have a bearing faxtory close ish by and all bearing have nubers- you give them the nuber on bearings and they go in the back and either bring them out or order them next day - cheap as chips -only downside is you need bearing out to get number
    terry
     
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