Is there a wheel bearing end float range ?

Steve F

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All the reference books state 'no pre-load, and the end float should be 0.005". My front hub has gone together with 0.002" end float and no shims. Am I better to add 3 thou to get it to 0.005 or is 0.002 better still ?

I think it's Richardson's book that says '0.005" when cold'. Do they heat enough for that 0.005" to disappear.

Thoughts
 

vibrac

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Five thou is OK this is 1930 technology, even BMW air heads expect a little rock at the rims.

NB.Now that would have been a good name for a Rock and Roll Joint: "Rock at the Rim" but unfortunately Chuck has gone:(
 

clevtrev

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All the reference books state 'no pre-load, and the end float should be 0.005". My front hub has gone together with 0.002" end float and no shims. Am I better to add 3 thou to get it to 0.005 or is 0.002 better still ?

I think it's Richardson's book that says '0.005" when cold'. Do they heat enough for that 0.005" to disappear.

Thoughts
It`s the aluminium hum that expands to alter the clearance.
 
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