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Old 03-16-2017, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by EO2K View Post
Is the 513155 for a Miata application? Or alternate part number?

That sucks, but prop for good pics. Te mo data, te bettah.
The Timken catalog (Timken Online Parts Catalog) list the 513155 as the part for 1990 - 1997 and 1999 to 2005 Miata's with or without ABS.
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:17 PM
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Also, the grease that came out of the Timken bearing resembled peanut-butter. Data.
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Originally Posted by jpreston View Post
Agreed. I wouldn't worry about it if the tabs are cleanly broken off. The Raybestos hub I recently disassembled had 8-12 small tabs for the same purpose. A few of them broke when I hammered out the race, but most of them were still hanging on and flopping around loosely, like they would eventually fall off inside the hub. That one left me nervous. Yours looks like nothing to worry about.

513155 is the Timken Miata ABS hub part number. 513152 is non-ABS.
Thanks for the input jpreston. Everything went back together smoothly.

I checked 513152 in the Timken online catalog and the pictures do indicate it doesn't have the ABS ring. However, the part number doesn't have any applications associated with it. That, along with what I posted previously about PN 513155 leads me to believe Timken has discontinued the non-ABS part (513152) .
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I'm close to doing a brake duct install so I figured I would do a repack on my 20 year old front hubs while I was in there. Is it ok to reuse the bearings or should I replace them? I don't see anything here about replacing bearings, just the grease. Where would one get replacement bearings for a front hub anyway?

I would just buy new front hubs and replace the bearings old fashioned way but I'm afraid of low quality Chinese hubs breaking as in the hub failure threads.
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Originally Posted by AlwaysBroken View Post
I'm close to doing a brake duct install so I figured I would do a repack on my 20 year old front hubs while I was in there. Is it ok to reuse the bearings or should I replace them? I don't see anything here about replacing bearings, just the grease. Where would one get replacement bearings for a front hub anyway?

I would just buy new front hubs and replace the bearings old fashioned way but I'm afraid of low quality Chinese hubs breaking as in the hub failure threads.
You can't replace the bearings in the front hubs because the hub *is* the outer race.

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Old 04-27-2018, 06:39 PM
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I meant the ball bearings. I assumed they would be some sort of standard size to fit whatever size the races on a Miata hub are. I also assumed that ball bearings wore out over time and that the races were harder material than the *****. So you'd replace the ***** or something?

Is repacking more like changing the oil on your bearings, so you don't have to replace hubs as often? Why haven't my bearings worn out yet?

I apologize for my ignorance and would welcome any information.
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Old 04-30-2018, 11:20 AM
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Thoughts on this? Already searched the forum.


http://www.machinedintegrations.com/miata/

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This tool looks awesome. Anyone try it, or see any potential issues with it?
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I finally got around to doing mine, and the front left was out of grease and starting to rotate unevenly. This was after 10 track days and 160,000 miles, so not bad for a stock hub. Thanks MT.net.

Originally Posted by Liquidog View Post
This tool looks awesome. Anyone try it, or see any potential issues with it?
The issue with this tool is I don't see how it could guarantee that it displaces all of the old grease. If any of the old grease stays, it would displace the good grease and could still cause premature failure. If you are just adding grease to an already re-packed hub, i don't see why it wouldn't work. However, if I had the hub off to re-grease it, I'd want to open it up and inspect it to make sure I'm repacking them at the correct frequency.
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