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One question: Where do I find the minimum thickness data stamped on the disc? I look everywhere and couldn't find anything that looked like a measurement stamped on the disc.

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Everything went perfectly, perfectly that is until I had to remove those confounded (3) 4mm x 8mm flathead philips screws holding the lock washer onto the spindle nut!

Just like every guide says, the screws stripped no matter how carefully and gently I tried to remove them.

Eventually I resorted to carefully drilling off their heads, then pulling off the washer and unscrewing the exposed shafts from the spindle nut.

Once I got that out of the way and removed the hub, I was very dissapointed to find impact marks and some bending of the hub lip surrounding the hub grease seal. So this is what I paid the dealer to do for me huh? Fortunately, there was no evidence of grease leaking from the old seal so I felt it was okay to re-use the disc.
 

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Yep, the same thing happened to me with the screws in my hub, had to drill them out and install new ones.

Then, I learned of great wisdom and guidance from the 'Zu Gods, and, $hit, it actually works :D :

Place a phillips screwdriver in the screw head and then rap the end of the screw driver with a hammer (deadblow is perhaps best, but any hammer will do if desparate). Then try to break the screw loose. If it still won't turn, rap the screw again. The last one I worked on, I had to rap the screwdriver two good times, then the screw torque broke loose and the screws were salvaged for reuse.

Wish I knew that on my hub job.

If replacing the screws, a Torx or hex head replacement would probably be a better choice. A good quality phillips driver makes a big difference too as not all phillips drivers/screws meet the phillips design standard very well.

Cheers,
 

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OK guys, you really need to know about another nifty tool: The Impact Screwdriver. This little jobber is a lifesaver on hubs. I won't say that it is foolproof, but I've done 4 sets of bearings now with no stripped screws, (and adjusted 2 steering boxes).

The concept is that when you hit the impact driver with a hammer, it both pushes the screwdriver bit into the screw, and turns the screw. It will even tighten a screw if you set it to turn the other way. Anyway, $7+shipping and yo can have one of your own, and it even comes with the bits.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/D ... mber=37530

-Tad
 

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I agree on the impact driver. I inherited my dads. they rock...nuff said.

And another little tidbit...instead of drilling out the screws and risking damage to other things, how bout just zapping the head with a dremel and cutting a slot? I had one stripped screw and now i just use a regular screwdriver to remove it each time :)
 
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