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Rear Wheel Bearings

Postby MrSweep » Tue 11.06.2019, 09:01

Hi Guy's,

Hope i posted this in the correct place!

I have a new set of rear wheel bearings, and need someone to fit them !
Anyone interested?
And how much should a job like this cost?
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings

Postby lotustonybassplayer » Tue 11.06.2019, 11:17

If you look at Toby's video on youtube the m100 restoration series, rebuilding the rear suspension video, he does do a bearing change. so it will give you an idea whats involved.
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Tue 11.06.2019, 13:00

Here is a link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp_d_QsIeQ0

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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings

Postby Saltire » Tue 11.06.2019, 15:42

Hi Mr Sweep

I’m in North Wiltshire, on the Gloucestershire border. If you don’t want to do it yourself, I have a local chap who could do this, but he’s pretty booked up - good folks are in demand! Otherwise it’s the usual suspects: Sportomotive in Bournemouth, SJs in Crediton, or South West Lotus in Lifton are all well known and recommended.

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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings

Postby Jamie N » Tue 11.06.2019, 16:00

Surely there must be someone not too far that can help this guy out and prevent him being robbed by an unscrupuluos garage ?, its a simple job. If you were near
me Mr Sweep i would do it for free. It might even be the case that only your hub nut needs tightening, but of course if you have new bearings fire them in anyway.

Anyone near :poke: .
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings

Postby muley » Tue 11.06.2019, 21:16

Any old garage should be able to do the job. It's the same set up as many bog-standard cars.
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings

Postby MrSweep » Tue 11.06.2019, 21:37

Thanks for advice & pointers, i watch the video, and i'm now thinking i will have a go myself !!
Maybe upgrade the rear disc and calipers at the same time.
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings

Postby epipete » Tue 11.06.2019, 21:58

Hi,

I'm up in Chippenham and have to replace my rear NS Bearing. I've got the parts (from SJs) but I've been putting it off for a while (chiefly cus I haven't had simple access to the manuals!).

Looking at video doesn't fill me with joy as everytime I do a 'simple' job it turns into a more arduous task than expected but if you want some help/support I'm quite happy to drive down at your convenience.

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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings

Postby GeoffSmith » Tue 11.06.2019, 22:06

BOLLECKS to Mr. Sweep's rear hubs? :twisted:
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings

Postby muley » Tue 11.06.2019, 22:11

MrSweep wrote:Thanks for advice & pointers, i watch the video, and i'm now thinking i will have a go myself !!
Maybe upgrade the rear disc and calipers at the same time.
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings

Postby epipete » Tue 11.06.2019, 23:58

GeoffSmith wrote:BOLLECKS to Mr. Sweep's rear hubs? :twisted:


Nowadays there is no plural, it's just one Bolleck left!
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings

Postby lotusflasherman » Wed 12.06.2019, 00:21

Fairly straight forward to replace bearings if you have the right tools. I do admire Toby for making the vid's but sometimes he doesn't do things the easy way. Put the bearing race in the freezer as he says but also put the hub/disc in the oven and then you won't need grease to tap it in. I would not want grease in anything that should be an interference fit. (If you bought Jeemy's hubs you need to put them in the freezer and the race in the oven.. :lol: :lol: :lol: ) At the start of the video he's pulling apart the suspension and has a problem with a nylock nut on the end of the rusty thread.. I always use a rotary wire brush to de-rust exposed threads as much as I can and then run a die down to the nut to ensure the thread form is back to what is should be.. takes a couple of minutes but saves hours of aggravation when the nut just spins off.
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings

Postby Bern » Wed 12.06.2019, 08:17

I can give you a hand, but not sure when as I'm pretty busy at the moment!

But as already mentioned, it's not a difficult job at all.

In the video he uses a small flat piece of steel to drive the new race into the hub, I use a socket as that's easier to find and also will be in contact with all of the race edge.

When I did mine recently I got the end float correctly set, but after a hundred miles or so it felt really loose and I had to re-set it. Never had to do that before when I've done this type of bearing! Might be an idea to keep an eye on it once done.
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings

Postby GeoffSmith » Wed 12.06.2019, 10:54

epipete wrote:
GeoffSmith wrote:BOLLECKS to Mr. Sweep's rear hubs? :twisted:


Nowadays there is no plural, it's just one Bolleck left!

I'm back on the 20th June. Then off on holiday on the 28th. :roll:
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings

Postby dapinky » Wed 12.06.2019, 11:54

GeoffSmith wrote:
epipete wrote:
GeoffSmith wrote:BOLLECKS to Mr. Sweep's rear hubs? :twisted:


Nowadays there is no plural, it's just one Bolleck left!

I'm back on the 20th June. Then off on holiday on the 28th. :roll:


I'm driving through tomorrow, and back home on monday..... does that count?
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