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Re: Wheel Wobble

To: "Paul A. Asgeirsson" <Pasgeirsson@worldnet.att.net>, <DLancer7676@cs.com>
Subject: Re: Wheel Wobble
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2002 15:37:38 -0400
Cc: <pixelsmith@gerardsgarage.com>, Frank Clarici <spritenut@Exit109.com>, Spridgets <spridgets@autox.team.net>
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Till just now I never knew there was a torque spec for the wheel bearings.
Never looked. I always do them the old fashioned way, and never had a
problem. WAAAY too many variables (even the amount of grease) in the
adjustments to try and set them to a standard torque.

I would hate to try a 46-65 lbs torque setting. I would think they would
burn up REAL fast at those settings.


At this exact moment in time: 6/20/02 11:08 AM, "Paul A. Asgeirsson"
<Pasgeirsson@worldnet.att.net> made the profound revelation:

> 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!!
> Paul A
> DLancer7676@cs.com wrote:
>> 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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