Wheel Bearing Repack II (bw pig)

Moderators: Sluggo, Amskeptic

User avatar
RSorak 71Westy
IAC Addict!
Location: Memphis, TN
Contact:
Status: Offline

Re: Wheel Bearing Repack II (bw pig)

Post by RSorak 71Westy » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:25 am

Thats the outer bearing race and it's replaceable, in fact a new bearing comes with one. A very large screwdriver will pry the seal out. The outer race will tap out from the back side with a punch and hammer.

(edit)
Take care,
Rick
Stock 1600 w/dual Solex 34's and header. mildly ported heads and EMPI elephant's feet. SVDA W/pertronix. 73 Thing has been sold. BTW I am a pro wrench have been fixing cars for living for over 30 yrs.

User avatar
jmstu76
Getting Hooked!
Location: Edmond, Oklahoma
Status: Offline

Re: Wheel Bearing Repack II (bw pig)

Post by jmstu76 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:53 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
RSorak 71Westy wrote:I would like to see this done for the rear.
Well, now that I have the BobD, perhaps I could do a preemptive rear wheel bearing repack for the sake of longevity and an article.
Colin
Any progress in the rear wheel bearing write up?
James
1976 2.0L FI with Hydraulic lifters

Edmond, OK
(405) 623-2191

User avatar
Amskeptic
IAC "Help Desk"
IAC "Help Desk"
Status: Offline

Re: Wheel Bearing Repack II (bw pig)

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:40 pm

jmstu76 wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:
RSorak 71Westy wrote:I would like to see this done for the rear.
Well, now that I have the BobD, perhaps I could do a preemptive rear wheel bearing repack for the sake of longevity and an article.
Colin
Any progress in the rear wheel bearing write up?
Why no. Things have changed since I last visited this thread. Now I have a 1970 bus to itinerate with. A write-up using that car will have to wait until I have the time over the summer.
Colin

Image
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 121,400 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 92,435 miles

User avatar
grandfatherjim
Addicted!
Location: near Ottawa Canada
Status: Offline

Re: Wheel Bearing Repack II (bw pig)

Post by grandfatherjim » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:29 am

Stylin! There's something so much more aesthetically pleasing about those early bay bumpers.
Nice colour too - but hard to tell - is it grey or more like olive?
I guess it's a deluxe too with the chrome trim.
Beauty.

User avatar
jmstu76
Getting Hooked!
Location: Edmond, Oklahoma
Status: Offline

Re: Wheel Bearing Repack II (bw pig)

Post by jmstu76 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:46 am

I apolagize for not keeping current on the latest itenerant vehicle. Is the Bob D. no longer?
James
1976 2.0L FI with Hydraulic lifters

Edmond, OK
(405) 623-2191

User avatar
Amskeptic
IAC "Help Desk"
IAC "Help Desk"
Status: Offline

Re: Wheel Bearing Repack II (bw pig)

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:05 am

jmstu76 wrote:I apolagize for not keeping current on the latest itenerant vehicle. Is the Bob D. no longer?
There ain't no *need* for no apologizing, I just need to get to it.
The BobD is very much longer, but I am newly aware of the fact that it is all original German and the more I am exposed to today's world of crap replacement parts, the less I want to over-expose myself to the experience of that car, not to mention expose it to a grind of marathon driving when it should be driven strictly for the joy of it. Now Chloe, that's different. Chloe needs to driven a lot! to get the Road Warrior-esque Everything Has Been Addressed trust factor.
Colin

Image

Image
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 121,400 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 92,435 miles

User avatar
asiab3
IAC Addict!
Location: San Diego, CA
Contact:
Status: Offline

Re:

Post by asiab3 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:46 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:39 am
Y'all are allowed to respond, you know. . . . suggestions, tips, point out omissions, then we can Tech Article it.
Colin
Tighten the 6mm lock bolt in the nut when you are done. Not too crazy, it locks the nut onto the spindle threads very effectively:
VW says "11-14 ft-lbs."
Colin said 12 ft-lbs. at our penultimate meeting.
I under-guessed at 5 ft-lbs., and was corrected. Good thing the spindles are threaded to avoid wheels falling off; I've only ever used 5 ft-lbs and maybe toasted my bearings. ELEVEN TO FOURTEEN! :pirate:

Robbie
1969 bus, "Buddy."
145k miles with me.
322k miles on Earth.

User avatar
Amskeptic
IAC "Help Desk"
IAC "Help Desk"
Status: Offline

Re: Re:

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:54 am

asiab3 wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:46 pm
Amskeptic wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:39 am
Y'all are allowed to respond, you know. . . . suggestions, tips, point out omissions, then we can Tech Article it.
Colin
Tighten the 6mm lock bolt in the nut when you are done. Not too crazy, it locks the nut onto the spindle threads very effectively:
VW says "11-14 ft-lbs."
Colin said 12 ft-lbs. at our penultimate meeting.
I under-guessed at 5 ft-lbs., and was corrected. Good thing the spindles are threaded to avoid wheels falling off; I've only ever used 5 ft-lbs and maybe toasted my bearings. ELEVEN TO FOURTEEN! :pirate:

Robbie
I have seen over-tightening actually distort the steering spindle threads so the nut hangs up on each rotation as you take it off. Those little clamp bolts are powerful. I say, I say, I say eleven.
Colin :cyclopsani:
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 121,400 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 92,435 miles

Post Reply