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hubs? im talking about e21 hubs. this is driving me crazy- they dont seem to want to move anywhere... should i be busting out big hammers and screwdrivers??? which way to i belt?

hehe as soon as the stuff isnt covered by my haynes manual i am a lost puppy.

cheers

ozgeorge

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go scarring up the bearing mounting surface.

What I usually do for stuck metal:

1) Apply penetrating oil in vast quantities.

2) One hour later repeat #1

3) One hour later see #1 (and so on)

I usually soak stuff WELL for at least a day or two.

You may also try a liberal application of heat while mildly(carefuly) tapping on the race with a small hammer or flat punch.

If worse comes to worse and your at your last wit, CAREFULLY use a cold chisel and cut a grove in the bearing race, pry the cut end up and use strong needle nose pliers to wrap it up (kinda like a sardine can).

If you scar the bearing mount surface, use some sandpaper/crocus cloth and get it back smooth before reseting the new bearing.

as always wear safety gear. Stepmom just caught a wire (from a wire grinder) in the eye. Operation is next wednesday to see if she'll see again.

Best of Luck,

Britt

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the E21 hub (for some sick reason) doesn't have the 2 relief slots to give you a nice solid whack at the bearings. You can get a punch in there, against the edge of the race, and beat it out that way. Do be careful, as Britt says. Heat and lube probably won't help, tho.

Or get a press ($119 at Harbor Freight, very useful for all sorts of things) and just the right size socket, and thy will press right out. The new ones will press right in, and you'll feel like a real pro.

hth,

t

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punch or drift pin, DON'T just pound on one spot - you'll need to work your way around the rim of the bearing race to get the race to come out more or less straight. If you bang away on one spot, you'll probably get the race cocked in the bore and have one H*** of a time getting it out.

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