In a possible effort to get my car back on the road I would likely need a front wheel bearing (s) because of a stripped wheel bearing housing caliper slider pin hole... Suggestions on quality aftermarket Wheel Bearing or hub assembly?
I always keep at least one or two right and a left knuckles with new FAG bearings installed, in my garage as well. Don't use them very often, but when a bad bearing shows up, it's nice to be able to just swap the knuckle and save the bearing R&R for a slow rainy day.If needed I have knuckles with new FAG bearings installed with the hub.
" Wheel bearing " There are lots of quality bearing manufacturers , at any specific time = what this refers to is the ever ongoing buying / selling of companies , and the endless corruption of chasing the most profit / vs. quality , and for some time now " most profit " is the leading factor across the board .
Then there are lots of other games going on " RIGHT TO REPAIR " as an example a bearing warehouse here [ Gopher Bearing ] that I have been going to for since the 70s , a few yrs. back changed how they do bis. a$$ -oles , you need to be a business , create an account - with the first min. purchase or $300 .
Now when you start changing the thread with " steering knuckles " you added another party / parties - they buy [ by what ever motivations they are guided by ] the bearings , then make or buy the knuckle & assemble & sell as a unit .
I prefer to [ if there is no damage to whatever the bearing is going into , replace the bearing .
Repaired a cooling fan for a restaurant a a couple months ago , it was maing bearing noises , the bearings cost [ 2 different sizes ] was about $14 , checked the cost of the cooling fan as a complete unit - cheapest I found was about $1,200 & up to $1,600 .
Been repairing , building , manufacturing in many fields auto repair , construction , machining , welding , gunsmithing , electronics etc. since the 1960s , and have been watching this bs & learning ever since .
PS forgot - there are no such things as aftermarket bearings - relative to VW - they do not make bearings , many parts of just about every manufacture are made by the " aftermarket " , as an example drive axials in American pickups / trucks .
And since your options are replace or helicoil and you have but one stripped caliper pin bolt, I’ve used these with success until the next break job giving you time to assemble a replacement assembly.In a possible effort to get my car back on the road I would likely need a front wheel bearing (s) because of a stripped wheel bearing housing caliper slider pin hole... Suggestions on quality aftermarket Wheel Bearing or hub assembly?
Dafuq?When I went to drill to prepare to tap the bearing housing yesterday there was electrical arcing from the drill bit tip! I was a little disturbed by this and luckily I wasn't shocked. I don't know if this was related to the cars electrical system or the corded drill motor or one or the other or both systems not being grounded correctly...