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Date:         Sat, 30 Dec 2006 16:54:59 -0800
Reply-To:     Jake de Villiers <crescentbeachguitar@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         Jake de Villiers <crescentbeachguitar@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Bearings or moronic PO
Comments: To: Nathaniel Poole <>
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They're easy to tighten Nathaniel. A one and a half foot breaker bar with a couple hundred pounds on the end is plenty close enough for VWs! :)

On 12/30/06, Nathaniel Poole <> wrote: > > I wouldn't either, but I had enough faith they could tighten a nut. And I > couldn't imagine them having the nerve to charge me. I can see the invoice > "tightened nut -$20.00". Bad for business. When I swap out the bearings > I'll > tighten them has tight as I'm able and then go over there and ask them to > torque 'em to specs. Maybe I'll bring a case of beer or a pie. > > Come to think of it, he didn't charge me for a new cotter pin either. > Better > make sure there's one in there! > > Nathaniel > > > On 12/30/06 7:48 AM, "Jerry" <jbvelo@BELLSOUTH.NET> wrote: > > > I refrain from taking my vehicles to a dealer, > > where I live anyway. I don't trust them working > > on my stuff. I'm really surprised the dealer did > > it for free. Are you related to them?? > > The special tool I refer to is a socket (46mm) to > > loosen and tighten the nut. Any 46mm will do I guess. > > > > > > Knowing your bearings were loose, maybe they should have > > been visually inspected for signs of typical bearing wear, > > spalling, fretting, discoloration etc. Good luck, hope your > > bearings are good! > > > > Jerry Baker > > 88 GL BUS-ter > > >

-- Jake 1984 Vanagon GL 1986 Westy Weekender "Dixie"

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