Lotus Elan

Wobbly wheel

PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:24 pm

Hi
After my shake down drive yesterday I decided to check the wobbly nearside wheel.. suspecting bearing

This is what came out... I had to cut the outer bearing off !
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Slightly melted...

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Loose rollers rattled around in the casing. ..

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Bearing welded itself to the shaft...
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:10 pm

Oooh. How noisy was it ?
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PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:38 pm

wasnt noisy until last mile at 10 mph ...squeeled a little... and then on bumpy tarmac it clunked....
new stub and bearings ordered
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PostPost by: denicholls2 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:26 pm

When one of the Europa posters bought his car, he found the DPO had carefully lubricated all wheel bearings with anti-seize compound. Sounds like a good idea, right? Wouldn't want your bearings to seize...

Perhaps he then moved on to an Elan? :shock:
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