Front wheel bearing dust cap

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Front wheel bearing dust cap

Postby djwazza68 » Fri 21.02.2020, 00:01

I don't need to replace the front wheel bearings just yet, but the dust caps are missing from the front bearings. Can anyone tell me the correct size so I can order new ones from eBay?

They look to be 50mm, but there are variations within 2mm available.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Front wheel bearing dust cap

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Fri 21.02.2020, 01:15

There are dust caps for the rear wheel bearings since they are adjustable, tapered bearings but none for the fronts which use sealed multiple row ball bearings.

If you mean the wheel center caps for the OZ (original) wheels, then they are available with the plain silver face: £5.30 + handling, postage , etc.
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or with the Lotus Logo in green and yellow (with a black surround): £8.79 + handling, postage , etc.
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Prices are FOB any approved Lotus Dealer in the UK.
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Re: Front wheel bearing dust cap

Postby Saltire » Fri 21.02.2020, 09:18

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:There are dust caps for the rear wheel bearings since they are adjustable, tapered bearings but none for the fronts which use sealed multiple row ball bearings.

If you mean the wheel center caps for the OZ (original) wheels, then they are available with the plain silver face: £5.30 + handling, postage , etc.

Prices are FOB any approved Lotus Dealer in the UK.

Just to expand on John’s comment: This refers to the original NA/SE OZ wheels. The S2 BBS wheels have a different diameter of centre cap, which is NLA from Lotus. I used Elise centre caps (from SJs) when I lost an original; they fit reasonably well, but I sealed them into the wheels with some heavy duty double-sided tape and they haven’t come loose. Yet.
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Re: Front wheel bearing dust cap

Postby djwazza68 » Fri 21.02.2020, 09:32

Thanks both, I was referring to the actual dust caps, not being aware that the fronts didn't require them. I already have centre caps for my Oz 15" wheels.
Finally something I don't need to buy!
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