Re: [DML] Setting Front Wheel Bearings
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Re: [DML] Setting Front Wheel Bearings

Thanks Martin, I didn't know you were also into Lotus's. Anyway I sent
it to the wrong list. Over at the turboesprit forum they said to just
tighten it right up "by the book". No free-play. Your procedure is
just about the same, just more involved.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757 & 99 Lotus Esprit

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <martin@...> wrote:
> Do up the hub nut cold till the bearing is tight, and back off to the 
> nearest castellation on the locking pin. Then go for a spirited, fast 
> drive to warm the bearing up. Repeat procedure, locking it off again, 
> with another fast drive. Then with it warm, do up to the point of it 
> being tight, then TIGHTEN to nearest castellation, drop pin in to lock 
> it up. NB this should still be free when cold.
> Martin
> David Teitelbaum wrote:
> > Can anyone elaborate on the correct procedure to adjust the front
> > wheel bearings on a 99 Esprit and what the play should be when done?
> > According to the manual it seems you set it with no clearance. This
> > seems to be too tight because there is no allowance for heating.
> > David Teitelbaum
> > 99 Esprit
> >
> >  
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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