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Sl1ced

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All this talk of wheel bearings and im getting a loud humm at certain points when turning or going straight

wheel bearing ?

I usually make some kind of noise to let people in Tesco’s know I’m about to make a turn or manoeuvre.takes longer as you get older mate


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Rich.T

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All this talk of wheel bearings and im getting a loud humm at certain points when turning or going straight

wheel bearing ?

Find a clear road and drive at about 30mph.
Swerve left and right to see if the noise gets louder and quieter.

If it gets louder when turning left, its the right bearing.

If it gets louder when turning right, its the left bearing.
 

Connor H

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Find a clear road and drive at about 30mph.
Swerve left and right to see if the noise gets louder and quieter.

If it gets louder when turning left, its the right bearing.

If it gets louder when turning right, its the left bearing.
Im gonna change my tranny oil and if that doesnt solve it, then its wheel bearings time. Think thats one for the garage
 

3gte

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Yanno, being on here is proving to be ******* expensive

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Thai-wronghorse

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Scored today and picked up a front TT 225 assembly :

subframe
quick rack
tie rods
hubs
Drive shafts
ARB
wishbones
ball joints
oh and front suspension lol


for 60 quid!


If anyone wants the ARB for free let me know
Fvck me that was cheap! Steering racks go for that alone.

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Connor H

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Fvck me that was cheap! Steering racks go for that alone.

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Right!? and 8 miles away what a treat. I had to hack the tie rods off but a small expense lol.

I wasnt even going to do the rack swap but i couldnt say no!

Now to source some defcon/cookbot inserts for the wishbones lol
 

Connor H

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Cool 👍 guessing it’s a case of top plate above, rest of it below and try to get them level
yeah fit the two black plates sandwiching the tower, nut down the silver inner on the damper and bring it up thru tower, fix with the 4 allen bolts (y)

Let me know if you get knocks, im trying to elimite some and i cant tell if its coilovers or top mounts (they're tight af alread
If you go to CB Autos website and the cookbots are listed out of stock, message them and they’ll list a set for you (they did for me)

I emailed him twice before to no reply, but ill try get at him via facebook thanks for that tip. Maybe he makes them to order or somethi ng
 

3gte

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yeah fit the two black plates sandwiching the tower, nut down the silver inner on the damper and bring it up thru tower, fix with the 4 allen bolts (y)

Let me know if you get knocks, im trying to elimite some and i cant tell if its coilovers or top mounts (they're tight af alread


I emailed him twice before to no reply, but ill try get at him via facebook thanks for that tip. Maybe he makes them to order or somethi ng

Will do. They never replied to me, I just kept checking the site after asking and there they were
 
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Thai-wronghorse

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i am too f**cking jealous, hope you got a good price!
Yeah it was very reasonable considering what they cost brand new.
I had toyed with the idea of getting an LSD but the cost was hugely off putting but stumbled upon this one on eBay and thought sod it this is my most cost effective option of going this route.

I've also sourced a very cheap 4th gear input shaft support which should come next week.

Next on the bargain hunting list is steel shift forks...

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