Rear wheel bearings.

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cn55
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Rear wheel bearings.

Post by cn55 » Sat 03 May, 2014 10:02

Zed just failed MOT. Rear wheel bearing. How easy is it to replace? Any make better than others or just buy from euro car parts.Any advice much appreciated.
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Re: Rear wheel bearings.

Post by Cabrioot » Sat 03 May, 2014 11:03

Coud be a hard job make is not important more the way you put it in.
Fore me it was hard to get the old bearing out.
Need torx tools to take bolts from driveshaft
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Del
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Re: Rear wheel bearings.

Post by Del » Sat 03 May, 2014 11:18

Not sure if I agree that the bearing make is not important. Some of the unbranded bearings sold on ebay are rubbish and can fail quite quickly. A very good, premium make is SKF who make many OE bearings for manufacturers and another is INA. Eurocarparts also offer a brand called Orbis which is part of Lucas.

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Southernboy
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Re: Rear wheel bearings.

Post by Southernboy » Sat 03 May, 2014 11:24

Find a Meyle stockist... they supply these bearings to BMW original parts...1/2 the price vs BMW dealers... :wink:
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Re: Rear wheel bearings.

Post by t-tony » Sat 03 May, 2014 23:52

Allow plenty of time, I haven't done one on a Z3 but have done several types of 3 series cars over the years, none of which was easy. All needed the rear suspension arm removing to allow the bearing to be pressed out. Do you have access to a press? Even if you are mechanically minded it could still take 3-4 hrs.
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Re: Rear wheel bearings.

Post by Southernboy » Sun 04 May, 2014 11:50

"Normal is overrated"
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