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GU Patrol Front Wheel Bearings

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GU Patrol Front Wheel Bearings

Hi All,
Have recently noticed that my front hubs get very hot. I had the front wheel bearings repacked earlier this year. I also checked the seating of the bearings and checked the torque of the bearing nuts (with calibrated torque wrench borrowed from work) torqued to only 3Nm according to the Gregorys manual. Is it normal for them to get so hot or would it be because of braking to a halt, at lights, home, etc. Any thoughts appreciated.
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Rob

Unread postby 3.0turbob » September 28th, 2006, 9:50 am


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They do seem to get pretty hot if your been driving for a while.

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They shouldn't get hot during normal driving, any heat would be from the brakes if you brake hard.

After driving for a little bit, try pulling up gently, even by using the handbrake if need be and get out and feel the hubs, they should be just warm to touch.

If they are hot then you have issues with either the bearings being crook and / or overtensioned, or possibly the brakes are dragging due to the pistons not retracting or the slides sticking which means time to overhaul the calipers.
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HDJ105 wrote:They shouldn't get hot during normal driving, any heat would be from the brakes if you brake hard.

After driving for a little bit, try pulling up gently, even by using the handbrake if need be and get out and feel the hubs, they should be just warm to touch.

If they are hot then you have issues with either the bearings being crook and / or overtensioned, or possibly the brakes are dragging due to the pistons not retracting or the slides sticking which means time to overhaul the calipers.


Thanks Greg,
Will do some more checking over the weekend.
Rob

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