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How long should 172 wheel bearings last?



My 172 seems to eat rear wheel bearings - I seem to get about a year out of them before they start getting noisy again. Does this sound normal? Anyone else had any problems?

I do most of my mileage on the motorway so it's not like I'm treating them particularly hard. Do I need to grease them between services or anything?

Any info aprecciated.
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MarkCup

ClioSport Club Member
I'm still on my original bearings after 67k miles and countless track/airfield days.

Sounds like something else is causing it in your case...either that or you keep getting bearings from a bad batch.
 
  R35 GTR
i got clicky noises coming from my wheels. I think it might just be stones stuck in the tyre tread though.
 
  ALBI 197 Sonic MKII
Fooked wheel bearings don't make a clicky noise I think, just make it sound like your going down a hill on a pushbike really fast.
 
  R35 GTR
SoA2k6 said:
Fooked wheel bearings don't make a clicky noise I think, just make it sound like your going down a hill on a pushbike really fast.

got ya, i know what that sounds like.
 
Nope you shouldn't change them that often 3 years I'd say or whenever the rear disk need chnaging they should last at least that long.
 
Hmm, from those posts it sounds like I must have some underlying problem - which isn't the news I was hoping for. It's a totally standard phase 1 172 with 75000 miles on it.

Any suggestions what might cause premature bearing wear?
 
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  172 ph1
When you get them replaced are you getting new disks and pads, or are they just changing the bearing?

Maybe they are giving them a battering putting them in, or using cheap parts.
 


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