Front hub bearings job

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Hello guys,
I've kept quiet for a while not because I am dead but rather busy
getting organised for my trip and tie up the end of year business in
the office.
Now, being as busy as mentioned above I had to have the front bearings
(both sides) replaced by a reputable workshop.
How much time do you think they needed to do the job?
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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I reckon about 3 - 4 hours to do a full knuckle strip and rebuild, down to
replacing the axle oil seal... For each wheel, not working particularly
quickly.
Bearings should be a lot less...
On 14/12/05 21:20, "Roman" <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
Mob: 07831 458 793
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O come on Roman dont keep us in suspence I have to know ill bet its a lot
longer than you thought and your still thinking did they do as good a job as
you would have yourself.
John C
92HDJ 80 1HDT Ireland
 
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Hi Roman,
Last ones I did took about an hour and a half for both sides, from
driving it to driving out. With air tools I guess I could cut that
down a bit more.
So go on and give us a laugh, how long did it take them?
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Hi Roman,
Last ones I did took about an hour and a half for both sides, from
driving it to driving out. With air tools I guess I could cut that
down a bit more.
So go on and give us a laugh, how long did it take them?
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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On 12/14/05, John Byrne <[Email address removed]> wrote:
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Allright, let me make your day:
It took them seven hours at =A349.50.
Invoice total: =A3421.68.
Aren't we, the LC tinkerers and DYI-ers, depriving a vital industry of
their livelyhood and selfishly accumulating capital that should
circulate in the veins of the great British economy?
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Hi Roman,
Crikey, I could have come and picked it up, done the bearings and
delivered the car back to you in that time and for half the money!
And I bet they didn't torque the wheel nuts properly.
What was their excuse when you questioned them?
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Hi Roman,
Crikey, I could have come and picked it up, done the bearings and
delivered the car back to you in that time and for half the money!
And I bet they didn't torque the wheel nuts properly.
What was their excuse when you questioned them?
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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WOW Roman
Ouch O where do you start with that. I know I have done mine with Cruiser
Mik and we did the whole axle CV replacing and with him as the professor
and me as the student asking all those annoying questions, it did not take
us that amount of time. Ok maybe I have it all wrong. and with my vast
experience of mechanics etc etc but what did they have to do. Are the
bearings not on the outside , or maybe they stripped down both axles
completly and repacked etc. I cant remember the process other than to know I
would attempt it again. So maybe someone could explain from the point with
the wheel is off.
Ill bet Roman you just feel full of the joys of Christmas with that bill.
John C
92HDJ 80 1HDT Ireland
 
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That really is a lot of time. Did they really just do the bearings or
was it a complete hub service i.e CV's out and repack, replace swivel
seals etc? If it was a full axle service I can believe their book
stating 3.5 hours a side but even then it's a bit slow.
Maybe they're not as expert as they would like you to think if it takes
that long...
Best regards,
Jon.
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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On Behalf Of Roman
Sent: 15 December 2005 09:35
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Front hub bearings job
On 12/14/05, John Byrne <[Email address removed]> wrote:
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Allright, let me make your day:
It took them seven hours at =A349.50.
Invoice total: =A3421.68.
Aren't we, the LC tinkerers and DYI-ers, depriving a vital industry of
their livelyhood and selfishly accumulating capital that should
circulate in the veins of the great British economy?
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Julian,
I've sent them the content of this thread and await their reaction.
Perhaps they'll decide it was a bit of a ripoff, then give me a
discount for the next job which they will overchange by the same
amount.
At the end of the day, it's a way of life - because you get fleeced
you have to fleece your customers, who will fleece someone else. ...
and the last one will be fleeced by the banks :)
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Hi Roman,
It would be interesting to hear their response. 7.5hrs would be
acceptable for an amateur doing a full knuckle strip down, clean off,
regrease and then re-assemble, but not a professional company just
changing the wheel bearings.
Were they just doing the front or did they do the rears as well?
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Hi Roman,
It would be interesting to hear their response. 7.5hrs would be
acceptable for an amateur doing a full knuckle strip down, clean off,
regrease and then re-assemble, but not a professional company just
changing the wheel bearings.
Were they just doing the front or did they do the rears as well?
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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This matches my time spent stripping down to the knuckle in Spain... 4 hours
to do the job but there was a lot of time chatting with the garage owner and
drinking coffee. It was nice to do the job leisurely but left in silence it
would have taken 3 to 3.5 hours.
Jeremy
On 15/12/05 14:00, "Julian Voelcker" <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
Mob: 07831 458 793
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Hi guys,
I just received an apology for being overcharged by four hours. That's
fair enough, hence the comapny will not be named and shamed.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
On 12/15/05, Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones <[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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Wow, that's quite a result! That's a lot of overcharging as well! Well
done.
Jon.
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On Behalf Of Roman
Sent: 15 December 2005 18:24
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Front hub bearings job
Hi guys,
I just received an apology for being overcharged by four hours. That's
fair enough, hence the comapny will not be named and shamed.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
On 12/15/05, Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones <[Email address removed]> wrote:
off,
 
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