I have to respectfully disagree on this. It has been convincingly
demonstrated to me by competent mechanics and engineers that the spacer
effectively almost doubles the diameter and increases the strength of the
spindle. I can't argue with your successes, but I couldn't recommend
removing the spacer. I do not have an answer for the recent, it seems to
me, spate of the wobblies, though.
At 10:08 AM 6/20/2002, Paul A. Asgeirsson wrote:
>I leave them out on both types of bearings. There is no assurance that
>the new bearings of any mfg of ball types are made to fit exactly right
>with the spacers. So to get a correct wheel bearing adjustment, leave
>them out and adjust in the conventional manner instead of the 46 to 65
>lb.ft. the manual says.
>All those who have lost a set of new wheel bearing in a week or less,
>using spacers and the 46 to 65 lb. ft method, please raise your hand.
>I'll bet you blamed it on the poor quality of the new bearings!!! And
>they aren't made in China, either!!
> > In a message dated 6/20/02 12:21:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > Pasgeirsson@worldnet.att.net writes:
> >> Leave out the spacers!!!
> > Are we talking about roller bearings here? I understand you leave out
> > the spacers when retrofitting roller bearings but not if you are
> > replacing stock ball bearings. Correct?
> > ==David C.
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