rear wheel bearing advice?

Just for 411 and 412 stuff.
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Re: rear wheel bearing advice?

Post by Wireless » 17th October 2013 - 1:36pm

Just to update everyone, I was in GSF today looking for some front shock absorbers for my 1600A, which they don't stock, they only stock for pre 67 I understand, so I'm still looking. Also a front bearing kit for the car, since someone has actually bent the tapered body of the outer NSF bearing at some point, I've packed it with grease and tightened it back down, but it needs replacing, GSF didn't stock that either, ha.

Anyway, having recently read this thread, I asked about rear bearings for the 412, they do an OEM Bearing Kit, per side, includes the bearing seal, part number 413VG0150 for £11.25 plus VAT, manufactured by SNR, and also an aftermarket Full Bearing Kit, per side, including beating seal, part number 413VG0151 for £6 plus VAT, manufactured by Vetech, which is a GSF own brand.

Just thought you chaps would be interested, say you're in the Type 3 & 4 Club and get 10% off.
73 de Wayne M5WJF

'76 Type 2 1600 Light Van
'73 Type 3 1600A Variant (UK Reg '92, but age related plate)
'73 Type 4 412 LS Variant (UK Reg '74)

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Re: rear wheel bearing advice?

Post by Wireless » 17th October 2013 - 1:39pm

These rear bearing kits are the same as a T1 rear, not sure which year though.
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'73 Type 4 412 LS Variant (UK Reg '74)

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Re: rear wheel bearing advice?

Post by Editor » 18th October 2013 - 2:10am

GSF do the front wheel bearings - they are the same as the rears on many of the 1970-2000+ watercooled VWs. Just look up Golf Mk 2 or Mk 3, Polo etc. they're not much money, but won't have a Type 1/3 oil seal, but you get a spare watercooled grease cap and split pin instead!

Are you sure the Type 4 rear bearing sets will fit a Beetle? I know the Type 3 is the same, but surely the Type 4 rear hub is a totally different beast?
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Re: rear wheel bearing advice?

Post by Wireless » 22nd October 2013 - 2:29am

The guy at the desk said so, but the only way to check is to look at GSF online and check out the rear T1 bearing kits against the part numbers I gave above, I've not had the time to do that yet.
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'73 Type 3 1600A Variant (UK Reg '92, but age related plate)
'73 Type 4 412 LS Variant (UK Reg '74)

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Re: rear wheel bearing advice?

Post by BarbBee » 31st October 2013 - 12:36am

I've gone with tightening n now have another years ticket. Plus a brucie bonus of finding out some intere info this week which has resulted in Barb being reclassified as historic vehicle :-D

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Re: rear wheel bearing advice?

Post by Editor » 31st October 2013 - 2:14am

That's always a nice present.
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Re: rear wheel bearing advice?

Post by pmacs49 » 2nd May 2014 - 10:24pm

It seems to me the rear bearings are tampered bearings as you tighten wheel nut to about 70+lbs, can't remember the exact figure, a t1 is 200 lb being a solid race bearing of inner and outer,
The front ones of a t1 May fit if that's what our other member is referring too.
We have a company here called bearing man, if you take your bearings in they usually come up with a match.

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