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
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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
> 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.
> make sure there's one in there!
> 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.
> > http://www.busdepot.com/details.jsp?partnumber=VW1202460
> > 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
1984 Vanagon GL
1986 Westy Weekender "Dixie"
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