Front axle collar. Grooved or no grooves?

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  • 4mud

Posted May 17, 2005 - 04:06 AM


Need to replace front wheel bearings. I am going to get a machinist buddy to make me a new axle collar out of stainless steel. Are there any grooves in a new axle collar? My old one has a small groove 7mm from the end and a large groove 3mm from the end.


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  • Hamish

Posted May 17, 2005 - 12:36 PM


no grooves. those grooves you see are from sand and grit getting under the seal lip and wearing the alloy spacer. Even though it is anodised, it doesnt last for ever. I need to do the same on my rear axle, just as well the bearings are sealed units.

  • AHRMA17L

Posted May 17, 2005 - 03:02 PM


The grooves are from wear. The aluminum is very soft and the seal will wear grooves in the spacer.


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