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P38 front hub

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Big vee, Jul 31, 2016.

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  1. Big vee

    Big vee Active Member

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    hi all is the Brit part front hub ,any one used these if so any good
     
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    I order mine from http://www.shop4autoparts.net/.
    I got a new hub rather than a wheel bearing . The only thing is you don't get a replacement hub nut.
    I noticed that when I took off the old hub the driveshaft is easy to get out . My one has a slightly damaged oil seal so have ordered one of those as well.
    Beware of losing axle oil if you take out the shaft.
    The new hub was about £210 delivered
     
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    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd Full Member

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    I wouldn't! From another recent thread:

    This might help if you want a new hub. Approx. £200 delivered with Timken bearing and proper 32mm hub nuts instead of the 36mm ons Britpart sell.

    https://www.landyzone.co.uk/land-rover/woo-woo-woo-noise-when-cornering.301163/page-2#post-3770261

     
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    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd Full Member

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    I've got Britpart oil seals on mine. They aren't anywhere near as good as the Land Rover ones but it is just about holding so it can stay for now. Mind you, they weren't anywhere near as expensive. When I do my hubs (judging from everyone else mine must be due to go) it'll be a proper one going in.

    Yes, hub-nuts are extra but they're only a quid or two. Old one should be fine though, according to Wammers.
     
  5. wammers

    wammers No longer with us, RIP Donater

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    Yes old one should be fine at 192 pounds feet the likelihood of it coming loose even if not staked is minimal. Only a small deformation stake is needed to fully retain it. Unless the hub was damaged in some way i would not go to the expense of a new hub, i would just change the bearing. But then again i have the equipment to do that. Providing the other front wheel is grounded it should be possible to re torque the one being worked on without the wheel on. Providing your VCU is working properly.
     
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    Thanks I think I know were I am going to get now cheers
     
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    Totally agree, you wouldn't change the engine if the water pump went.;):D
     
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    If it turns or seals, avoid Britpart.

    they're not known as sh*tpart for no reason
     
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    wammers No longer with us, RIP Donater

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    Britpart seals are not the best in my experience. Pay a little more for a named brand is the best option.
     
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