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Rear wheel bearing - "Knocking from suspension over bumps"

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:29 pm

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Don't stop him now,he's just getting into his stride....

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PostPost by: JonB » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:59 pm

I've decided to remove the diff now rather than wait.

I feel that I may come to regret this soon.
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:26 pm

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If you do fancy putting in an access hole then there are some very neat (and cheap) marine style screw hatches available on ebay.
You may need to cut an alloy backing ring to stiffen the glass.
Random supplier - no connection etc

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2001039582

They come in larger sizes if needed.
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PostPost by: JonB » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:33 pm

Good idea, I'll think about it. Needs to be carefully located, being round, to get the best access to the tree and filler hole. I might have a go once I have the diff out. Cutting a 10cm round hole might be difficult.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:03 pm

JonB wrote:I've decided to remove the diff now rather than wait.

I feel that I may come to regret this soon.

Well done you are a brave man or a masochist :o time will tell :mrgreen: but you will have plenty of support from us. Go for it.
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:20 pm

I've never had trouble.
A long post on your pinion thread.
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PostPost by: William2 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:05 pm

I cut a hole for diff access in my S4 and used as others have done a circular dinghy buoyancy hatch. I think it was about 5" diameter from Ebay, and used some black sealant. As has been said, checking oil level and handbrake tree is so easy now.
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