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Old April 12th, 2015, 02:52 PM
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hub rebuild

Rebuilding the front hubs, need some tips on adjusting setting the end play.

Do I need bracket R0530106 (and a dial indicator) to measure it, or is there a generic setup that'll do the job. Recommendations? Looking for a home mechanic quality/price tool.

Anyone get away with just adjusting by hand (erring on the side of loose not tight) and re-assembling the hub?

I did some research and many seem to do it by "feel": Tightening Lock Nuts on Wheel Bearings

I'm leaning more towards following the manual step by step.

edit: Harbor Freight seems to have a clamp-on dial indicator for $35 that may do the job . . .
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Old April 12th, 2015, 03:58 PM
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Do it by feel.

Everybody does it that way.

watch him do it

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Old April 12th, 2015, 04:43 PM
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The later manuals actually use a small preload and no end float, which is a better method. Just read the later manual and follow it.... Same as every other car in the universe.
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Old April 12th, 2015, 06:25 PM
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Just read the later manual and follow it.... Same as every other car in the universe.
True, I'm a big stickler for following the factory manual and procedures. But often with older cars sometimes the collective wisdom of long term owners develops a slightly different procedure for doing things that may save a lot of money or time, or just make better sense.

For example, the LR manuals don't mention upgrading the oil cooler lines on the NAS V8's , but everyone does it.

Or, the early 2000s Porsches had a notoriously weak IMS bearing, which led to aftermarket fixes not officially endorsed by Porsche. (Google "Porsche IMS bearing failure")

Me personally I try to follow factory specs and procedures but just presenting the other side of the coin.
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