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Wheel bearing change.

Discussion in 'Roadster: Technical' started by Rolf68, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. Rolf68

    Rolf68 Member

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    Hello folks, here I am again for another question :p

    I had my suspensions changed last monday. I swapped the leaking original Bilstein for some custom built Nitron ClubSport. Everything is ok, but now the weird rolling noise that I had a month ago and that disapeared is back. At first we thought it was related to the transmission, but now I'm started to think it's more the wheel bearings.

    Anyway, I found out the original roadster wheel bearings are the SKF VKBA 3651 (https://www.amazon.de/SKF-VKBA3651-VKBA-3651-Radlagersatz/dp/B00AJU0Q0A)

    I ordered a couple of those, but I'd like to know if there are any DIY tutorial around explaining how to change them.

    I found this on a Lotus Elise forum, any hint if the procedure is the same ?

    Replace wheel bearings - TechWiki

    Thanks and have a nice day :)
     
  2. MLAUTO

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    Yes, its the same as the Lotus, fairly easy.
     
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  3. Rolf68

    Rolf68 Member

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    Great; thanks a lot :)

    MLAUTO, are you a roadster mechanic wizard or something like that? You seem to know this car in deep details :eek:

    Kudos to you ;)
     
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  4. hcsharp

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    I've nominated him for MVP of the Roadster forum multiple years in a row.:)
     
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  5. Rolf68

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    He'll have my vote :)
     
  6. Rolf68

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    I found this great video on youtube. This guys explains very well how to do the change on a Lotus Elise, but I'm sure it's the same on the roadster.



    He made plenty of other interesting videos that could be usefull for use.
     
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