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Steve V8

Cooking temperatures for rear wheel bearings

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Has anyone frozen their hubs and heated their rear wheel bearings to help with refitting. 

I've had to cut the old inner races off the hubs today, those bearing are certainly tight on the hubs, so I don't want to damage the new bearings by forcing them on. 

I've read about freezing the hubs a sticking the bearings in the oven, does anyone know the max temperature you can get away with without damaging the seals?

 

 

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Don’t start cooking bearings like bushes 👍

when I did the S4 - simply pressed it back together on the press

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It's quite common to cut inner races off, on many cars.  No need for heating/cooling to refit these.

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17 hours ago, Steve V8 said:

Has anyone frozen their hubs and heated their rear wheel bearings to help with refitting. 

 

 

 

Other way around!

I did as it seemed correct advice at the time and they dropped right in. 

Quite a low temp for the hub IIRC. Kids tea was in there anyway........

Froze the bearings 36hours.

Tip - keep the old bearings as they are exactly the right size for next time!

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17 hours ago, Steve V8 said:

I've read about freezing the hubs a sticking the bearings in the oven, does anyone know the max temperature you can get away with without damaging the seals?

I wouldn't heat the bearing, you'll melt all the pre packed grease. :thumbdown:

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And now G cars are being confused with S cars.  Entirely different.

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It's on no dramas at all. 

I must have read something in the past relating to S1/S2 bearings.

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Sorry, yes thats where my confusion started. That and several years ago.....

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