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  • Tim
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Metal on Front Wheel Oiling Bearing Magnet. Normal?
See photo for metal shavings on the front wheel oiling bearing magnet. Is this amount normal?

The bearings, races and seals were just replaced 2,200 miles ago. The oil quality looks good.

  • John44
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Re: Metal on Front Wheel Oiling Bearing Magnet. Normal?
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First thing I would do is call the shop and find out how good he cleaned everything,if that is from 2,200 miles ago you have a problem.Should be no metal.

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Agree......trouble ez a commin.

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The oil quality might look good as the magnet took all the "metal flake" out of suspension. I would talk to him plus call other shops that do this kind of work. That much metal might be found in a transmission drain plug magnet after many...

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Excellent work checking it.  ^.^d  ^.^d  ^.^d Most would have waited for a failure.

I'll send you the password for viewing my travel slides from the last 70 years. :D  :D  :D  :D

Pierce

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Need IMMEDIATE SERVICING  (replacing of both bearings and races).

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Good thing you checked it. Why did you have it out after only 2,200 miles?  Were you having problems?

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See photo for metal shavings on the front wheel oiling bearing magnet. Is this amount normal?

This bearing, race and seals were just replaced 2,200 miles ago. The oil quality looks good.
Should read...

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  • Tim
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According to axletech, this is normal, especially during break-in.

https://www.axletech.com/at-admin/resources/analyzing-contaminants-on-magnetic-drain-and-fill-plugs-v1-002.pdf

The metal filings should be removed whenever the cap is removed.

I also...

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What kind of a front wheel bearing cap has a magnet?  Is this in place of our red plastic Stemco plug?

I am not aware of a magnet in the front Stemco hub.

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That is not normal at all for a front wheel bearing. The link is referring to a differential axle bearing where gear wear occurs. That metal had to have been left in the hub when that front bearings and races were changed. Probably not a major...

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I'm with Barry on this one,where exactly is this magnetic plug and how big is it?????
That post from that bearing maker does not pertain to that bearing.

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That is not normal at all for a front wheel bearing. The link is referring to a differential axle bearing where gear wear occurs. That metal had to have been left in the hub when that front...


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Lots of bearing grades. Usually not that much more to move up a couple of grades. Bearings in skate boards and inline skates are a lot more expensive than you would think they would be.

Just an idea: Wheels Mfg Sealed Bearing Grades

Pierce

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Lots of bearing grades. Usually not that much more to move up a couple of grades. Bearings in skate boards and inline skates are a lot more expensive than you would think they...


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  • Tim
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I did two things:

1. Jacked the front right axle and spun the wheel: No bearing noise.
2. Wiggled the tire in the X, Y and Z directions: tight as a drum.

I witnessed the bearing job, done by a seasoned, trusted professional. The spindle, races and...

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But was the hub flushed out? The rotor assy.

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In case of an engine failure or an engine block being bored, I was always taught that cleaning solvent would not remove all the small metal filings and the block needed to be cleaned with Tide or another HD detergent to remove everything. Then I...

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I'll check for metal in a few hundred miles, but I doubt there will be much more metal. I wonder if the bearings needed to "Break-in" to their cages / holders?

I appreciate this forum's advice.

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The magnet is there for a reason. We operate in the real world..pragmatic solutions are more important than the theoretical perfection of impossible-to-obtain cleanliness.

If it were my wheel, I'd wipe it off and check it in a few hundred miles. I...

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Anyone know of a magnet plug that fits where our red plastic Stemco plug fits??

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Yes on washing hot tanked blocks with tide immediately after getting it home,  then rustoleum immediately as the iron rusted

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Another tip I got from YouTube is to buy a powerful button magnet and periodically rub it on the sight glass. If it picks up metal particles, you have a problem.

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Were these wheels changed from Hub piloted to stud piloted?
Noticed that the hubs have the tabs broken off.

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Wiggled the tire in the X, Y and Z directions: tight as a drum.
I don't know what brand of axle you have but on Rockwell steering axles, the spec is 0.001" to 0.005".  I can't tell the difference...

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