Garage cost- rear wheel bearing

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Post by Karlos123 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:21 pm

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to get a idea as to whether I am paying over the odds. A local garage has been looking into a NSR vibration, rubbing noise, vibration etc.. its been a bit of a tricky one to pin point as the wheel bearing wasnt that obvious untiil the hub was stripped. Initially they thought it was a handbrake shoe that had broken/come loose and was vibrating/rattling, but on inspection it wasnt that as they arent that old apparently, so they stripped the hub to find that the bearing is shot, it will be £270 all in, does that sound fair? naturally they have spent time trying to troubleshoot it etc.. I am relieved its not a diff problem! so maybe I should see it as a bargain and celebrate with a curry tonight??!!

Any thoughts on costs? anyone had similar work done?
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Post by craigbeal » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:55 pm

Had mine done 8 weeks ago. I bought the bearings at about £80 for the 2 and was close to £200 in labour at a specialist so sounds about right. He said they had to use a 10 ton press to remove them and even then damaged their machine so certainly a job for a garage :o

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Post by Karlos123 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:26 pm

Thanks Craigbeal, that makes me a feel a bit better! doesnt sound like a DIY job, not an easy one anyway.

I have never used this garage before so was hoping they are pretty fair as they are a 30 second walk from my office, would be nice to find a good garage so close.
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Post by Scooba_Steve » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:29 pm

I had one fitted (that I supplied) for about £70 as they mis-quoted. £100 a side seems fair and it's not a job I'd want to do!
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Post by tomrdy » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:24 am

craigbeal wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:55 pm
He said they had to use a 10 ton press to remove them and even then damaged their machine
What would they have been using that press for? The bearing itself should just pull off (albeit with a set of good pullers).

I'm guessing it was super seized?

[edit] Never mind I didn't realise the rears were so much harder than the fronts! I understand now. That's one to check off the DIY list. [/edit]

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Post by Karlos123 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:38 pm

The bill has just gone up another £100 as the 'hub drive flange' is screwed too.. its the bit the bearings fits on to.
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Post by srhutch » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:24 pm

Sounds like they have buggered it to me. Assume they aren’t a bmw specialist.
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Post by Scooba_Steve » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:02 pm

If they gave you a quote, rather than an estimate, then it's their problem. Pay under protest if you need to.
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