What's missing, wheel hub, bearing hub, bearing cap ...

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  1. Ivys

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    Hi folks

    Hoping someone can tell me the correct technical term for the thing that's missing in the photo below (the thing in the middle that protects the bearing):
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    And purely for reference, this is what it should look like:
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    Is it a bearing cap? Bearing hub? Bearing protector? Thingamajig?

    thanks
    Rog
     
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    grease cap is my guess
     
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    Grease cap
     
  4. Ivys

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    Yep, that's it. Now Google shows something worth looking at!

    Thanks

    Rog
     
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    Its a wheel bearing DUST cap:RollEyes:
     
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    hey I was close, hee hee. I did say it was a guess.
     
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    OK, so now I can search for the thing using Google.

    My next problem is to find the right size (63mm) - anyone have any ideas on a good site that shows outer diameter?
    Most sites say something like "VW front grease hub" and don't give the size.

    thanks (again)
    Rog
     
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    good chance it'll be vehicle specific.

    whats it on ?
     
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    It's on an old Sprite caravan. It normally acts as our overflow storage for camping gear, but someone needs to use it in a few weeks time.

    Rog
     
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    Caravan service and repair centre.
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    Geo
     
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