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Re: wheel bearings

Subject: Re: wheel bearings
From: Michael Jose <>
Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 18:47:13 -0700
I have a Haynes and looked, but didn't find it.  What page is it on?
What are the shims for?  Shouldn't it just be pulling the old out, putting
the new in with grease, and tightening to spec?
Please advise
I just got the bearings, inner and outer, and seals, anything I missed?
thanks again.
Mike Jose wrote:

> The Haynes manual gives a good description how to do this job.
> It's worth while to get one - good pictures as well.
> Cheers,
> Hans
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Max Heim []
> Sent: zondag 5 november 2000 23:40
> To: Michael Jose; MG List
> Subject: Re: wheel bearings
> The fronts are messy but not really difficult. The thing you absolutely
> need is a supply of shims (in advance of immobilizing the car, since they
> may be hard to find locally), and ideally a dial micrometer (maybe you
> can borrow one). Better to have a large assortment of shims on hand, and
> not need them all, then to be stuck because you don't have the right
> combination.
> I'm not sure that it's wise to assume you can attempt the front and rear
> bearings together. They are really two different projects. You may have
> some difficulty pulling the rear axles (mine aways seem to come out by
> hand, but many people have trouble with them). And unless you get all
> four corners off the ground on stands, there isn't any added efficiency
> to doing both jobs together.
> Michael Jose had this to say:
> >here's a question:
> >the time has come to repack my front wheel bearings
> >because i don't want to spend much money, and i have more time, i dont'
> >want to give this job to the shop who recently gave my B a new head and
> >radiator.
> >my question is this:
> >i've done wheel bearings on an american car sometime ago, but they were
> >pulled out on a shop bench and the whole affair was quite simple.
> >are there any things i need to be aware of when attempting this with
> >limited tools in the parking lot of my apartment complex?
> >any special MGB rules of thumb?
> >I know i have to do the front, but i figure i might as well do rear
> >while I'm at it.
> >What I'm asking for is a brief refresher course so I am prepared (and
> >maybe to help others on the list?)
> >thanks in advance
> >Mike Jose
> >79 B running strong but for bearings and brakes
> >
> --
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
> If you're near Mountain View, CA,
> it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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