Wheel bearings and other questions.
Posted 03 December 2014 - 02:08 PM
1. I'm now ready to start the final suspension installation and it's donkey years since I've fitted wheel bearings and in those days I used to go the CBC to buy them - is that still the go? Any particular brand recommended?
2. I've fitted 260 (28 spline?) axles to the rear and got the spacers all mixed up in the process. How do I determine which spacer should be fitted?
3. Finally, I've fitted the 260Z front hubs to ensure the correct rotor alignment for the Wilwoods. Are the 240 and 260 front bearings the same?
Posted 06 December 2014 - 06:32 PM
Posted 06 December 2014 - 07:33 PM
Posted 06 December 2014 - 07:38 PM
I tried getting wheel rear bearings just recently, tried SKF, BSC, CBC and Bursons. All had them available but none had the correct pairings. They were selling mismatched C3 & C4 bearings as kits listed for 240z/260z, OEM and Nissan factory manual list both rear inner/outer as C4 types which have a bigger clearance and therefore higher heat range.
SW Motorsport can get the correct C4 types from Japan.
Posted 06 December 2014 - 08:55 PM
Sleeve between inners of races, supports the stub.
That's an after-market collar on the front stubs that I'll be making but I was referring to the OEM spacer on the rear.
Yes, but I can't remember if they are colour coded to individual bearing housings or there is some number matching. Anyone know?
Are the spacers different dimensions?...
I'm also finding it a PITA to buy quality bearings, e.g. SKF or Timken.
Posted 07 December 2014 - 06:45 AM
Edit: just saw they are mixed up. Think your only alternative is to check the spacers, if they are both A or B then no issues but if differnt you will have to assemble the hubs and either measure between each bearing or tighten the retaining nut and get a feel for how much preload each spacer provides and swap them around to achieve equal preload.....if that makes sense.
Posted 07 December 2014 - 08:10 AM
Posted 07 December 2014 - 10:04 AM
David you are correct they are lettered but there are 3 options A, B or C.
It all started well when i wiped away the grease on a spacer and could see this.
Then panic set in again when I hit the bearing housing with a wire brush and this is what I could see.
The other housing was a bit more reassuring.
I'm thinking the 'D' is just a poor stamping of 'B' but I'm not convinced
Posted 07 December 2014 - 11:14 AM
Posted 07 December 2014 - 01:14 PM
Posted 08 December 2014 - 06:01 PM
So what the hell is the"D"?
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