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    Default Re: Marius's Touareg R5 life thread. Something like that

    While I'm waiting for the new bearing, I have the old bearing in the freezer. Will put the hub in the oven for a bit and test later.

    I don't want to be testing with a brand new expensive bearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    While I'm waiting for the new bearing, I have the old bearing in the freezer. Will put the hub in the oven for a bit and test later.

    I don't want to be testing with a brand new expensive bearing.




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    Marius, I would not be concerned about pressing in the bearing on the inner race as is with a bit of oil for lubrication. That is if you have a big enough vice or a homemade press. If the bearing is properly centered it should not cause damage, as long as you don't help it with a hammer. The forces on a bearing whilst driving is much more than pressing it in.

    I have confirmed it with the mechanical department at work and they can't see that it would be a issue.

    Putting the bearing in the freezer would help. I believe the grease should not be affected due to some countries being colder in winter than a freezer.

    This is only my opinion and what I would do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracer87ZA View Post
    Marius, I would not be concerned about pressing in the bearing on the inner race as is with a bit of oil for lubrication. That is if you have a big enough vice or a homemade press. If the bearing is properly centered it should not cause damage, as long as you don't help it with a hammer. The forces on a bearing whilst driving is much more than pressing it in.

    I have confirmed it with the mechanical department at work and they can't see that it would be a issue.

    Putting the bearing in the freezer would help. I believe the grease should not be affected due to some countries being colder in winter than a freezer.

    This is only my opinion and what I would do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracer87ZA View Post
    Marius, I would not be concerned about pressing in the bearing on the inner race as is with a bit of oil for lubrication. That is if you have a big enough vice or a homemade press. If the bearing is properly centered it should not cause damage, as long as you don't help it with a hammer. The forces on a bearing whilst driving is much more than pressing it in.

    I have confirmed it with the mechanical department at work and they can't see that it would be a issue.

    Putting the bearing in the freezer would help. I believe the grease should not be affected due to some countries being colder in winter than a freezer.

    This is only my opinion and what I would do.
    Or you could pull the bearing in with a threaded bar and big sockets, almost like you did with the the suspension bushes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracer87ZA View Post
    Or you could pull the bearing in with a threaded bar and big sockets, almost like you did with the the suspension bushes.
    That will still act on the inner race.

    I have the old bearing in the freezer. Will heat the hub in the gas braai or oven and then see if the ood one drops in easy. If it does I will do the same with the new ones.

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    Default Re: Marius's Touareg R5 life thread. Something like that

    Nothing quite as shiny as new beetle parts


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    Looks heavy!

    How did the testing with the old bearing go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderGear View Post
    Looks heavy!

    How did the testing with the old bearing go?
    Hub doesn't fit in the oven so I will use the gas braai. Didn't want to waste gas so no trial conducted.

    New bearings are in the freezer.

    The bearings are huuuuuge! No wonder they last such a long time and cost so much. Really a quality part. Makes a ford ranger bearing look like a dinky toy bearing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Nothing quite as shiny as new beetle parts

    Is there a bearing number on the bearing?
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    What is the difference between your ebay link and the tool set in this one?
    I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken.

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    So, the oven and freezer trick worked a charm. As soon as the bearing went in I cooled the hub with water to avoid killing the grease with heat transfer.

    Murphy was a baas ted though. After everything was put back together the brakes were squeeashy. Pedal also slowly went to the floor if held.

    I thought it weird as I only pushed the caliper back a small amount to reassemble. I feared I damaged the master cylinder seals.

    Had a beer and a thought. Clamped the brake line going to the caliper and brakes behaved proper. Weird. Its not leaking onto the floor. WTH is going in? Ok, I thought dirty words who can blame me?

    So, stripped the caliper off and took the cylinder out. Honed the cylinder with oil and 2000grit paper. Cleaned and reassembled and bled.

    All good now. Bloody Murphy. Im standing first in line one day

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    So, the oven and freezer trick worked a charm. As soon as the bearing went in I cooled the hub with water to avoid killing the grease with heat transfer.

    Murphy was a baas ted though. After everything was put back together the brakes were squeeashy. Pedal also slowly went to the floor if held.

    I thought it weird as I only pushed the caliper back a small amount to reassemble. I feared I damaged the master cylinder seals.

    Had a beer and a thought. Clamped the brake line going to the caliper and brakes behaved proper. Weird. Its not leaking onto the floor. WTH is going in? Ok, I thought dirty words who can blame me?

    So, stripped the caliper off and took the cylinder out. Honed the cylinder with oil and 2000grit paper. Cleaned and reassembled and bled.

    All good now. Bloody Murphy. Im standing first in line one day
    LOL, crazy stuff. I would not have known what to do. Admire the freezer/heating trick also. Glad it's back on the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    LOL, crazy stuff. I would not have known what to do. Admire the freezer/heating trick also. Glad it's back on the road.
    All new territory to me. I've never stripped a caliper but it was easy as pie. Just made a big effort to work spotlessly clean and not drop it.

    Oh, and at some stage the 30mm multipoint socket must have rolled off the table. I spent an hour looking everywhere. Even in the bin.

    Eventually found it in the dog kennel. My black lab cross has habit of picking stuff up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    All new territory to me. I've never stripped a caliper but it was easy as pie. Just made a big effort to work spotlessly clean and not drop it.

    Oh, and at some stage the 30mm multipoint socket must have rolled off the table. I spent an hour looking everywhere. Even in the bin.

    Eventually found it in the dog kennel. My black lab cross has habit of picking stuff up.

    For example
    Have the same issue. Found a rubber part that is part of the air filter box mount months later in the garden, dog had swiped it while I was taking a break. Looked myself silly and eventually improvised one out of a piece of conveyor belt. Loosing parts whilst working is a big pain. Spring loaded little components are the worst...
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    Marius I read somewhere you were doing an engineering degree. If you don't mind my prying, if true, which field and how far in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceB View Post
    Marius I read somewhere you were doing an engineering degree. If you don't mind my prying, if true, which field and how far in?
    Unfortunately I'm incapable of keeping a full time job and studying without a lecturer or going to classes.

    I got through 1.5 years before it got too much.

    The plan is now to work hard and build some capital and do my own thing - like a workshop of some sorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Unfortunately I'm incapable of keeping a full time job and studying without a lecturer or going to classes.

    I got through 1.5 years before it got too much.

    The plan is now to work hard and build some capital and do my own thing - like a workshop of some sorts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Unfortunately I'm incapable of keeping a full time job and studying without a lecturer or going to classes.

    I got through 1.5 years before it got too much.

    The plan is now to work hard and build some capital and do my own thing - like a workshop of some sorts.
    It's a tough degree. In my time it was only available full time. For good reason. I was going to point out how you could use your first year physics textbook to work out exactly how much heat you need. In fact you can estimate the size of the press you require to force it in.

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    I'm glad you came right with the bearing.
    If you do can I come work with you? Hehe
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