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#1 Jewson16

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 05:11 PM

I'm replacing all the wheel bearings to the mini I'm restoring (front are disks back are drums) just wondering what everyone will recommend

#2 alex-95

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 05:40 PM

Timken's, not worth bothering with other cheaper ones. I've bought minispares Rear bearings, done about 500 miles and it locked up solid when I was doing 60mph and needed a new radius arm, hub and tyre.



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Posted 21 March 2020 - 05:41 PM

Timken every time.

 

I have tried nn genuine a while back and got very poor life from them, the best being around 5000 km. Thing is when they fail, they can damage other parts, ie, CV and Hub, so it may not just be a case of buying another cheap bearing.



#4 Jewson16

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 07:42 PM

That's what I was thinking don't think a cheap bearing would do I've head they're unreliable so Timken it is.Thanks everyone for your help 😊

#5 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 08:35 PM

Another belated vote for Timken.



#6 MatthewsDad

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 09:54 AM

Timken's, not worth bothering with other cheaper ones. I've bought minispares Rear bearings, done about 500 miles and it locked up solid when I was doing 60mph and needed a new radius arm, hub and tyre.


Did you report that back to minispares? They would surely need to do a recall if a batch of bearings was found to be faulty?

#7 Rorf

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 10:48 AM

Doesn't matter what make of bearing one installs, if the stub nut when torqued up to the correct spec prevents the wheel from turning easily or the bearing is too loose then the bearing will eventually fail.

 

Another factor which causes over heating bearings is putting too much wheel bearing grease in the hub.



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Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:09 PM

Hi!! sorry to hijack the thread...

 

My bearings are going to need replacing pretty soonish, whats grease can people recommend to use when I come to do it. A quick google has come up with some conflicting suggestions. Just wondering if anyone had a favourite :D



#9 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:28 PM

I just use the grease that Minispares sell.



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Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:55 PM

Hi!! sorry to hijack the thread...

 

My bearings are going to need replacing pretty soonish, whats grease can people recommend to use when I come to do it. A quick google has come up with some conflicting suggestions. Just wondering if anyone had a favourite :D

 

I was using Castrol for many years, but recently, it seems to have too much water in it.

 

I swapped over to Timken's Grease a few years back and I've found it superior to Castrol's even when it was good !



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Posted 31 March 2020 - 08:58 AM

Timken, Nachi or NTN. 






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