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changed the front wheel bearings today, what a prick of a job
they are both interference fit, couldn't knock them out with the pipe thingy that's between the bearings. So I borrowed an internal bearing puller from my local bike shop, very nice of them, and with much grunting swearing and heat I got them out. Don't attempt this yourself if you don't have the correct tools it is near on impossible to get them out. Also note the tricky circlip hiding under the seal.
I am waiting for new wave washers for the rotor and the bearing seal to come from Melbourne oh by the way I only intended to fix the rotor, the bearings were extra. I bypassed the BMW dealer and got bearings from a bearing shop $8 for the smaller one and $25 for the other so I saved about $70.00 got to be happy with that

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Did you heat the wheel with a heat gun before you removed the bearings & again before you installed them ?.
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yes I did they were still very hard to get out, the puller did the trick I heated the hub again to put back in but I had to tap the larger bearing in the last 3 mm to seat it
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yes I did they were still very hard to get out, the puller did the trick I heated the hub again to put back in but I had to tap the larger bearing in the last 3 mm to seat it
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Just did the same job on my '06 LT. I used a propane torch to heat the hub, this made the job a lot easier to remove the bearings. I used a 2 leg puller that I had to use a flat blade screw drive jammed between the legs so they didn't come off the inner race of the bearing. The 2nd bearing I just heated the hub & punched out with a larger piece of pipe.
For the install I heated the hub to around 170F & I also placed the bearings in the freezer for 30 mins, they just dropped into the hub.

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