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#16 sonikk4

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 08:30 AM

Timken has NOT been taken over by Koyo......


I maybe missing something and not delved deep enough but this is what I found.

https://www.prnewswi...n-80706827.html

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 08:30 AM

What tickles me here and not arguing against incorrectly boxed bearings, is that SKF although Swedish, they now are consolidating three sites all in China. So here we are on a forum that has so many issues with so called Chinese copy cat items, whether its bearings or whatever, and a major player in the production of high end bearings now operates in China!!!!

 

And then Timken which has been taken over by Koyo which has operations in North America, Europe and then last but not least CHINA. Go figure!!!!

 

Everyday is a school day.

 

I know where your coming from Neil, I've found if it's say a Swedish - Chinese Company or US - Chinese etc, the products are as good as if they came from the company's home country. It's the Chinese - Chinese stuff that's questionable.



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Posted 25 October 2020 - 08:38 AM

My apologies to the OP for sending this off track.

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 05:30 PM

 

Timken has NOT been taken over by Koyo......

I maybe missing something and not delved deep enough but this is what I found.

https://www.prnewswi...n-80706827.html

 

Timken acquired Torrington bearings and then divested the needle bearing part to JTEKT (a JV between Koyo and TRW) NB TRW now taken over by ZF but not the JTEKT bit as far as I can tell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timken continues to make/sell other types of bearings (Cylindrical, Spherical, Tapered and Ball bearings) as a completely independent company

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 05:40 PM

Sorry not sure what happened to the snip from Wiki - it went micro sized - try this:

 

https://news.timken....siness-to-JTEKT

 

Lots of chopping and changing in the industrial world (not just bearings)  - surprising who owns/runs what these days

 

 

Also apologies to the OP for the post hijack



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Posted 26 October 2020 - 11:11 AM

My apologies to the OP for sending this off track.

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 04:15 PM

In the process of replacing a rear wheel bearing. When I have stripped all the parts I find there was a paper gasket between the drum and the hub.
I cannot see any reference to this in the Haynes manual, nor can I find a gasket listed on the Somerford parts list. Am I OK to omit this as it is too badly damaged to be re used.



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Posted 29 October 2020 - 04:54 PM

In the process of replacing a rear wheel bearing. When I have stripped all the parts I find there was a paper gasket between the drum and the hub.
I cannot see any reference to this in the Haynes manual, nor can I find a gasket listed on the Somerford parts list. Am I OK to omit this as it is too badly damaged to be re used.


Maybe someone made it up as a way to ensure no rusting between drum and hub, making removals easy.
Could put a very light amount of anti seize on the mating surfaces if worried of locking together.




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