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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:23 am    Post subject: Couple of quick questions with brakes and bearings Reply with quote

I am going to replace the brakes and wheel bearings on the rear hub of my 78 Bus. I took off the brakes last night but will need to purchase a socket to fit the large bolt. Can anyone tell me what size it is?
I am going to be removing the complete suspension on the front and rear of the bus and replace all the worn parts. So far the two catalogs I have do not have the brake spring kits. What supplier is going to have the best selection of the parts I am going to need? Wheel Bearings, bushings, brakes, basically anything that should get replaced when rebuilding.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

46MM

Do you own a Bentley manual? Get one. Wolfsburg West, Bus Depot, etc will have the parts you need. Please don't put Chinese wheel cylinders or any other brake components on your bus.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget the brake soft lines . They deteriorate from the inside . do a little searching and decide .
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might want to get either an axle nut tool from a place like CIP1 or a slug wrench from Amazon.

http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ACC-C10-7045

http://www.amazon.com/Urrea-2646SWM-121-Point-Offs...ing+wrench

As for a socket you want it to be at least a 3/4" drive, CIP1 has one of these pretty reasonably priced as well:

http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ACC-C10-7190
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:06 am    Post subject: Re: Couple of quick questions with brakes and bearings Reply with quote

Charlie57 wrote:
I am going to replace the brakes and wheel bearings on the rear hub of my 78 Bus. I took off the brakes last night but will need to purchase a socket to fit the large bolt. Can anyone tell me what size it is?


You may have to put the brakes back on to get that 46mm nut loose. Hit it with a lot of penetrating oil. You will need a a really big cheater pipe and someone to sit in the cab and stomp the brake pedal to keep the wheel from spinning as you attempt to loosen the nut.

The torque required to remove/install the nut is very high so the rear wheel will spin before the nut breaks loose. Needless to say, DO NOT attempt to remove the nut with the van up on a jack or jack stands, it needs to be sitting on the ground.

I would invest in one of those torquemeister tools and save yourself a lot of grief.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What size is the axle nut


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Axle & Gland Nut Leverage Tool (Buddy Bar)
Flywheel and Brake Drum Torque Tool Kit, 36mm Gland Nut and Axle Nuts
Recommend using two Flywheel locks. I have seen cases where the mounting ear broke off.
Universal Flywheel Lock, 6V and 12V Flywheels
Tip on using Torque Dude/Torque Meister Tool on buses
Torque 36mm-46mm adapter
5x205-5x112 adapter for 71-79 Buses

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that guy's technique of using a scissor jack to support the breaker bar and extension and to keep it level. Will remember that trick!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Guys, I'll probably put the wheels back on after I get the socket. I don't have the Bentley manual, looks like I need book 6.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 13/16 in. socket is close enough to 46 mm to work without issue.

You might want to think twice about replacing the rear bearings, unless there's an actual issue. Replacement parts available
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