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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I've just replaced the rear wheel bearings on my 1302s. I've not done it before but was real careful. All finished, drum and castle nut on and I've still got play, despite the brand new bearings! Not loads, but enough that you'd think "hmmm.. time for a bearing change". Any ideas what might be...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hi all. I have a tapping noise from the front wheel area on my 71 Bus when warm which has got worse recently so i think it may be the wheel bearings as it speeds up with speed. The only thing i am unsure of is that i have front discs so would the front bearing kit be the same as a front drum...
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    1972 crossover Bay Has probably got worse over a period of 3-4 months but was doing it last year and stopped, it seems louder whilst turning left, but if i'm going slower i guess i would hear it more...... it is definatley coming from the front passenger side more (RHD bus) I'm taking a stab...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Changed the front wheel bearing on my '75 bay. Did the locking nut up quite tight then un-did it a fraction to allow a tiny bit of play. When I wobble the wheel now it feels ok to me, but when driving it makes a humming / vibrating noise that changes with speed. Does this mean that I haven't...
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Need a little help as it's a first for me... I have a 71 Fasty and need to change the front wheel bearings. The hubs are discs. The bearings are the same as the rears on most watercooled VW's. I have been told to undo the allen bolt in the spindle nut, twist this off. Slide the whole disc...
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    just want to check whether my bearings are ok really, i have just fitted new wheel bearings on my 85 bug and before the wheels would spin easily, now they dont spin as easily as they once did, just wondering if thats because there new or have i done something wrong, cheers Martin T
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    i have an early 68 beetle that needs new front wheels bearings but you never know if things like the stub axles are original to that car and i dont wanna buy these 2 year only wheel bearings if it turns out my beetle has later stubaxles. is there something stamped on them that i can check or is...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I haven't got the Haynes manual with me and want to get what I need before I go to where our bugs are stored tomorrow, I'm replacing the wheel bearings on a disc brake setup, I have the bearings and oil seal, but what grease do I need to use on them? Also obviously I have the Haynes manual and...
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