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dan@fastford

Member Since 05 May 2011
Offline Last Active Feb 11 2013 10:46 AM
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In Topic: Front Wheel Hub Nut Loose

24 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

Sorry, wheel bearing, not wishbone (can't edit a post on my phone!)

In Topic: Front Wheel Hub Nut Loose

24 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

Stef123 - it's one of these...

http://www.skyparts....d-focus-fr.html

In Topic: Front Wheel Hub Nut Loose

24 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

I strongly suggest taking the centre cap off the wheel and marking its position with tip-ex or similar so you can check it by eye.

You don't want it coming loose again as it will very quickly knacker the wishbone.

Fingers crossed it was a simple slip up by the mechanic. Also the hub nuts aren't really meant to be reusable, so would be sensible to get another.

In Topic: Mk3 6-Speed Tdci 130 1St/2Nd Gear Performance?

24 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

1st and 2nd also have the torque restricted to limit wheelspin. Most remaps simply lift this restriction, so the car feels faster.

In Topic: Front Wheel Hub Nut Loose

24 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

This almost certainly isn't a hub nut issue unfortunately - They're tightened to over 300Nm, and they don't just work loose. What's likely to have happend is that the hub flange has worn and the hub nut will keep coming loose. If you don't replace the whole hub you'll eat wheel bearings and hub nuts.

Ideally you need a complete replacement hub - you could risk one from eBay.

This is the bit that wil have worn (this one's from a Focus, but you get the idea)

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