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 Post subject: Madness
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:45 pm 
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I probably need a front wheel bearing, id like to do both


Merc quote £190 for a hub c/w bearing ready to fit (one side) (supply only inc vat)


I can buy SKF bearings for £40 per side

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 Post subject: Re: Madness
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:51 pm 
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A very posh friend of mine needed a bit of wiring done by Mercedes to connect her CCTV she bought.

Mercedes wanted over £300 plus vat, the local CCTV fitter did it in five minutes and didn't charge her.

Although she did take them a couple of tins of Roses.

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 Post subject: Re: Madness
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:10 pm 
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A local Independent Merc specialist

Gearbox service £300

1 wheel bearing fitted £300

i think he likes the £300 figure

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 Post subject: Re: Madness
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wannabeeahack wrote:
A local Independent Merc specialist

Gearbox service £300 should be £100 tops

1 wheel bearing fitted £300 like above £100 labour tops

i think he likes the £300 figure


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 Post subject: Re: Madness
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Nidge2 wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
A local Independent Merc specialist

Gearbox service £300 should be £100 tops Merc kit is £115)

1 wheel bearing fitted £300 like above £100 labour tops for 1 hour?

i think he likes the £300 figure

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 Post subject: Re: Madness
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Fitted a bearing kit in a hub, then i had more lights and warnings than a stolen airliner...

the rear seal in the kit wasnt magnetic to operate the ABS/cruise/speed limiter/tyre pressure indicator/ESP......

so today its all off again and also getting all 4 brake discs and pads

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 Post subject: Re: Madness
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Buy cheap buy twice ?


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 Post subject: Re: Madness
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:43 am 
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x-ray wrote:
Buy cheap buy twice ?


what was cheap? FFS


anyway, the noise wasnt the wheel bearings


the mechanic removed the rear disc to start fitting discs/pads and the parking brake (shoes) mounting/retaining springs were broken, the shoes have been dragging on the drum

but it passed its brake test for MOT

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 Post subject: Re: Madness
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:24 pm 
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What was cheap ?

£40 skf bearing against £190 Merc for the whole hub!


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 Post subject: Re: Madness
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x-ray wrote:
What was cheap ?

£40 skf bearing against £190 Merc for the whole hub!



youd £150 extra for the casting just to scrap it?

and then find your £190 Merc hub is fitted with the same SKF bearings?

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 Post subject: Re: Madness
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When I sold HGV parts a brake slack adjuster i sold at £15 made me commission.......£2.50 each, there are 6 on a tri-axle trailer, i never told the fitters i sold the bronze bushes (the bits that wore out) ...........10 in a bag for £10

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 Post subject: Re: Madness
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wannabeeahack wrote:
x-ray wrote:
What was cheap ?

£40 skf bearing against £190 Merc for the whole hub!



youd £150 extra for the casting just to scrap it?

and then find your £190 Merc hub is fitted with the same SKF bearings?


Time is money as they say and you’ve had to have it back in the garage to sort the seal out again as it wasn’t the right one. It all depends on the labour charges.


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 Post subject: Re: Madness
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x-ray wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
x-ray wrote:
What was cheap ?

£40 skf bearing against £190 Merc for the whole hub!



youd £150 extra for the casting just to scrap it?

and then find your £190 Merc hub is fitted with the same SKF bearings?


Time is money as they say and you’ve had to have it back in the garage to sort the seal out again as it wasn’t the right one. It all depends on the labour charges.



it hasnt gone back to the garage, I fitted the OSF hub with the faulty kit (ive sourced a magnetic ABS ring £7)


i have worked in fleet workshops and parts for years, daylight robbery mainly

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