Him wheel bearing update
Posted by Andy C on July 17, 2021, 12:01 pm
Took it apart, the bearing on the brake side was extremly notchy, and if you turn it in the opposite way to the direction of the wheel it jams. |
I prized off the oil seals and the bearing was not dry, in fact quite the opposite, balls and cage looked intact, but the action was really rough / notchy and there was about 1mm axial play.
It just looks like a duff bearing, the one on the opposite side was as good as new.
As luck would have it, I had a suitable sealed SKF version in my box of bearings which has now been fitted.
About an hour of effort and job done.
I took a close look at the caliper and cant see any signs of seizure / sticking, given that the EBC pads are completley worn down I wondered if perhaps they had been sticking and the heat had melted the grease in the bearings causing it to fail.
Anyway I'll keep an eye on things.
Might even send the bearing to the dealer asking him to make a warranty claim........if I can be bothered.
Who needs a signature anyway......