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Old 10-14-2012, 12:56 AM   #34
disston
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Make sure you follow directions when removing and installing wheel bearings. It takes heat. Most modern versions have you use hot water for the heat. They think it is safer than the old method of a heat gun. I use a propane torch. Just be careful to not over do it and keep the flame moving.

Failure to use some source of heat to expand the Aluminum hub can ruin the wheel because the bearing will spin the outer race.
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