I'm looking for an assembly drawing or pics to make sure I'm fiiting the spacer disc the correct way round before sliding on new rear bearing/hub assembly ( ie: the big washer which goes onto stub pin before the hub ) - Am I correct in thinking that the bearing seal mates up against this disc /washer which has a ridge on one side ?
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Wheel Bearing Information
Posted 14 January 2016 - 10:59 PM
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Posted 21 February 2016 - 05:36 PM
Specifically what brand is stamped on them, I fitted a disc rear hub on a 205 last week in a random motorfactor branded box, (can't remember which brand, supplied by the customer) It was stamped SKF.
It was quite a damn tight fit! came with the nut, but no grease cap.
Welshpug - I'm in the middle of fitting Grp. N stub pins and new rear bubs/bearings - the new baering has a removable hard plastic disc/cover on the rear /around the rear rubber seal - I assume this is only a packaging / cover to protect the rubber seal in transit or do I fit the near hub with this plastic disc on the rear of the hub/bearing ?
Posted 21 February 2016 - 06:32 PM
Posted 21 February 2016 - 06:38 PM
Posted 21 February 2016 - 07:05 PM
Cheers men - as I thought - just making sure !
Posted 24 February 2016 - 08:28 PM
what is the correct torque-ing up procedure /torque figures when fitting new 1.9 axle pins and new bearings ? Is it ok to torque up with new bearing in situ to pull the pin fully home or should pin be tightened fully home before bearing is fitted ?
Posted 24 February 2016 - 08:46 PM
Posted 24 February 2016 - 08:52 PM
Tom the arms are still on beam on car so will I pull pins in using spacer /drift once I remove them from the freezer. I recall reading somewhere to torque bearing up to 200 + lb/ft the slacken and re-torque to 160 lb/ft is that correct ?
Posted 24 February 2016 - 09:26 PM
Posted 24 February 2016 - 09:31 PM
I'll be doing same - airgun and a big bar
Posted 24 February 2016 - 10:52 PM
I press them in, but if you are pulling them in by the threads it's probably wise to pull the stub axle home with a bit of tube and a nut and then fit the bearing.
I once stripped one trying to pull it in against a new bearing, only a little of the threads available at first and its not enough.
Posted 19 March 2016 - 05:51 PM
I'm just fitting new rear hubs to my project car. The correct torque setting for the rear hub according to the Haynes manual is 159 Ibf ft or 215 Nm. This seems a lot of pressure on the rubber seal on the back of the hub and I wonder if the hub would turn freely. Can anyone confirm this torque setting is correct for a disc braked rear axle please. Thanks
Posted 19 March 2016 - 07:22 PM
sounds about right, the seal wont be touching anything other than the bearing itself.
a new bearing will be fairly tight, what with friction from a new seal and fresh grease.
Posted 23 March 2016 - 09:06 PM
Has anyone got any pics of what the whole hub assembly onto the stub axle should look like. I've fitted new hubs from Pug1Off but as soon as I start to tighten the hub nut the hub stops rotating. I can't imagine getting anywhere near 159 Ibf ft and am wondering if I've done something wrong? I can't find anything on the forum to help really. Thanks folks. Fran
Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:46 PM
Did you replace the pins/axles ? .... If so, are fully home in the arms and if you've disc brakes the pins should be approx 132mm in length overall ? Drum Brake pins are shorter. Lastly, If you have'nt replaced the pins - have you checked that the pins/axles are not bent ?
Sequence of parts when fitting is: Rear bearing seal disc ( mates up against rubber seal at rear of hub), then bearing/hub assembly (which should slide onto the pin sufficiently to leave threads visible ) , then the washer, then the nut.
Posted 24 March 2016 - 10:04 PM
Thanks for the response Jim. I discovered that I had put the metal collar on the stub axle (the one straight after the back plate) the wrong way round. SImple things eh! Correcting this enabled me to torque up the hubs correctly and easily with the hubs still spinning freely. The trailing arms are new with machined faces for 3 degrees of camber so I'm now onto fitting my new thicker torsion bars thanks to Pug1Off who continue to be mega helpful with my build and have just built my new 240bhp GTI 6 engine. I'm really grateful for all of the advice from people on this excellent forum so thank you again. Fran
Posted 03 May 2016 - 09:00 AM
SKF VKBA1405 (for a Non ABS 1.9 GTi) can be bought from Amazon.co.uk
When I looked this morning they were available at £74.19 each delivered but this could change as I just ordered two.
There's a 2 - 5 week waiting list but that was the case when I last ordered this part from Amazon.
Posted 03 May 2016 - 09:47 AM
that's rather expensive, probably three times as much as I'd be willing to spend!
Carparts4less list SNR at £28.