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  1. Yea all sorted. I took hub out myself and took it to the mechanic so that would save some $$. Not sure of cost yet. At least 150 for bearing, second hand hub was $50 ish (they got it) plus some labour.
  2. Maybe it has been smoking a little but this time it was unmissable when I was pulling up at the house. Probably was just a drop of oil or something.
  3. Nah. They do leak oil and I do have the gasket set but I have not done it yet because im not quiet confident enough. I could easily do it but im worried about the bolt torque as I cant get a torque wrench in there. It never smoked before but maybe a lot of oil leaked out after it has been sitting for a week?
  4. Got Hub assembly back in car with new bearing and took it back out for a drive. So good driving it after a week of driving a floppy kia people mover... Although after the drive I came back and there was smoke coming out of the bonnet from under the rocker cover on driver side... no idea what it is, ill just keep an eye on it.
  5. Took down to mechanic and they said its been "spinning on the hub" whatever that means and in short its buggered. I need a new hub. Great.. They said its probably due to the loose axle nut. Sucks knowing some idiot has been "fixing" the car at one point.
  6. I talked to my mechanic and he said Repco wheel bearings are fine. So I got one on my way home. Took off axle nut which was pretty loose. Axle came out with some gentle hammering. Took hub off and looked at the bearing and sure enough it has a bunch of movement in it. More worryingly the current bearing has all the same writing that my replacement repco bearing has on it "Koyo" etc etc.*facepalm* I assume its already been replaced before. I dont know the service life of a wheel bearing but im sure a third one at 160,000 kms is a little short. Ima just go ahead and put the new one on. If I need to replace another one down the road its not a big deal. Edit: Gonna get genuine subaru one now.
  7. Its wheel bearing. Will a repco bearing do the job? Im prob gonna try do this myself or take the hub to mechanic to get it pressed out and in correctly. Looked in partsouq but didnt have any of the bearings in stock...
  8. Yeah I took it back out and was thinking about it. I think thats probably what it is. My Mechanic should know for sure.
  9. Recently I have gotten a grinding/squelching/scratching noise coming from front left of car when turning right or if I yank it left. Its gotten worse and worse over last 2 or 3 days. When im driving while slightly turned left its fine. Happens at all speeds and increases in frequency as I speed up. Its not a clicking so doubt its CV/Axle. I could be wrong on that tho. I have wiggled wheel vertically and no movement from wheel bearing or strut however there is a little movement when wiggling it horizontally and the movement is coming from the rack, just a little play I guess. Cant see any stones lodged anywhere near the rotors/pads. Would like to know what everyone here thinks it could be. Ill prob take it to mechanic tomorrow if I cant figure it out. This video im turning left and right (noise is when I turn right). May struggle to hear without headphones. At slow seeds.
  10. yeah, would be a cool build to do one day when I have the room and time. In the mean time im looking at buying a Mini as investment/project car.
  11. +1 Although they did leave my all of my intercooler hose clamps barely tight than finger loose after clutch job... Tempted to try Macbilt next time coz I hear lots of good things about them too.
  12. Yep your right. Im pretty sure I have gotten more incorrect parts than correct ones at this point. The front essentials kit I got definitely was WEK076 (I remember checking the label) but came with WEK075 ALK and WEK075 front LCA bushes.
  13. Just got a wof about 3 weeks ago