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#1 MinesRed

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:19 PM

As title,just having a root about and noticed this
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The boot appears to be ok on the joint,could it be the wheel bearing?
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#2 DeadSquare

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:50 PM

Oh dear, that does look a nasty mess, but it's a jolly good photo.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:17 PM

looks like the bearing was over packed with grease.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:09 PM

Oh dear, that does look a nasty mess, but it's a jolly good photo.


Now that made me giggle....

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:11 PM

looks like the bearing was over packed with grease.


I was thinking maybe a seal had gone,I'll clean it all off and see if it comes back eh..

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:29 PM

 

looks like the bearing was over packed with grease.


I was thinking maybe a seal had gone,I'll clean it all off and see if it comes back eh..

 

i would be stripping it and fixing it before it fails.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:33 PM

looks like the bearing was over packed with grease.


I was thinking maybe a seal had gone,I'll clean it all off and see if it comes back eh..
i would be stripping it and fixing it before it fails.
I best get some parts ordered them..
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:02 PM

i would be stripping it before ordering anything. it may just need the seal reseating and the grease redoing. or it may need everything new.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:11 PM

i would be stripping it before ordering anything. it may just need the seal reseating and the grease redoing. or it may need everything new.


OK,cheers for the advice,another job on the list..

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:04 PM

 

Oh dear, that does look a nasty mess, but it's a jolly good photo.


Now that made me giggle....

 

 

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:13 PM

Grease from the CV is most likely due to it being packed full, to full, and finding a place to escape when on full lock. I've done it myself.

I'm more concerned about the lack of grease on the ball joints. When were they last greased?


Edited by Icey, 10 July 2018 - 10:13 PM.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:27 PM

Grease from the CV is most likely due to it being packed full, to full, and finding a place to escape when on full lock. I've done it myself.

I'm more concerned about the lack of grease on the ball joints. When were they last greased?


I honestly couldn't say,I've only had the Mini for 5 weeks,it has only done around 500 miles in the past 4 years,so I'm gradually sorting things out.
It has however always been MOT'd.
What's the recommendation for ball joint grease,a couple of pumps?
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:29 PM

Until it comes out of the boot is my preferred greasing method. But considering you've got a few problems, I'd suggest an afternoon of striping, cleaning and inspecting. Probably worth looking at the car at some point to....I'll get my coat.


Edited by Icey, 11 July 2018 - 08:30 PM.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:51 PM

Until it comes out of the boot is my preferred greasing method. But considering you've got a few problems, I'd suggest an afternoon of striping, cleaning and inspecting. Probably worth looking at the car at some point to....I'll get my coat.


So where's the nipple on the lower ball joint,it's a disk brake set up,I notice the top one but not the bottom one?

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:53 PM

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