Sourcing Bearings - Hugo {P}
Last time I stripped down a wheel bearing for my old trailer I seemed to recall from my days in engineering that just about any bearing can be identified and resourced from a bearing stockist via the number stamped on the outer race.

I didn't need the bearing, I just regreased the old one, so I never tried getting one. I would have imagined getting one would be fairly easy though.

A thread over in technical matters got me thinking where one guy was quoted £122 for a BMW bearing. I suggested he went this route if he could.

Am I right?
Sourcing Bearings - bell boy
yes so long as its not for a hyundai


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Sourcing Bearings - Civic8
SKF bearing co was the best in my area,just give the number and they supplied,they have since gone,best bet to get correct bearings now is give chassis no,details of motor seem irrelevant now/apart from chassis no
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Sourcing Bearings - blue_haddock
We've got a local chap to me who has never let me down - you can take any old bearing in and within a few minutes he'll have worked out which bearing you need from within his stockroom and your on your way.
Sourcing Bearings - defender
Hugo even without the number if you measure inner ,outer and depth,type of bearing ie roller or taper etc any bearing stockist worth his job would identify it
Sourcing Bearings - Aprilia
SKF bearings are still very much with us, one of the biggest bearing co's in the world.

Most bearing factors will help you out, just try to get name and numbers off old bearings. If it is something odd then go to Midland Bearings in Kingswinford, they stock just about every bearing there is!
Sourcing Bearings - rhino
Moores International in Poole have built up a cracking reputation for bearings, and more importantly great customer service. Well worth a call.

www.moore-international.co.uk/page5.html

(I have no connection other than as a very satisfied customer)
Sourcing Bearings - bell boy
built up a cracking reputation for bearings,

in the literary sense i hope? ;)


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Sourcing Bearings - Number_Cruncher
Most bearing factors will help you out, just try to get
name and numbers off old bearings. If it is something
odd then go to Midland Bearings in Kingswinford, they stock just
about every bearing there is!

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Indeed, they are very helpful. For a project I'm currently working on, they helped me source some high grade Titanium 3mm diameter ball bearings, with appropriate aerospace certification. I had tried many, many places beforehand!

Number_Cruncher
Sourcing Bearings - Stargazer {P}
Thanks NC, currently looking for vacuum prepared cryogenic bearings, MoS2 or similar, will give them a try

StarGazer
Sourcing Bearings - blue_haddock
Hugo even without the number if you measure inner ,outer and
depth,type of bearing ie roller or taper etc any bearing stockist
worth his job would identify it


Yep this is what my chap does - get's his micrometer out and takes a few readings then starts to cross reference in his big book.
Sourcing Bearings - Tiffx19
Years ago I was repairing my old Zanussi washing machine,and I got in touch with the local washing machine repairman to supply me with a bearing.He wanted over £80!! I went down to my local bearing supplier who matched it to a Renault 5 front wheel bearing...12 quid.Lasted 4 years after that!!
Sourcing Bearings - Dave N
Be careful just taking the number from the bearing. Sometimes, especially in the auto industry, they will use an outer race stamped with a standard number, but a different sized inner race. So you need to measure all the dimensions, and not rely on the numbers.

Most wheel bearings now are a complete hub unit, without seperate bearings inside, and not adjustable.
Sourcing Bearings - Aprilia
Most wheel bearings now are a complete hub unit, without seperate
bearings inside, and not adjustable.


Yes, and some (eg Vauxhall) even have the ABS sensor built in! That's why an Astra rear wheel bearning can cost £250!
 

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