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Front wheel bearings

Been told my front wheel bearings are loose, just ordered some new FAG bearings from Pelican, my first order from them plus some rear brake pads.

I'm hoping some one may have some technical advice for adjusting or replacing the wheel bearings.

I may find my originals are still okay but god to have the new anyway, also ordered some grease from them.

The pads are Textar OEM so hoping they are as good at stopping as the ones that were in.

Apparently the front rotors are only good until the next pad change so need to think about this over the next 12 months as well.
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Well i had my all original bearings on my slk 230k for 8.5 years .
And ocasionally nipped up the front bearings once from memory .
And they like a very slight slight play .
Or should i say better loose than over tighten .

Never replaced .
Unless your bearings are noisy dont replace .
And yes re- grease if there a bit dry .
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