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Wheel Bearing Replacement

I found that only the driver side bearing was making noise, so last Sunday I began the job of changing.  I may have only needed to adjust the bearings, but since they were making noise, I decided to change them.  Everything was going well until I didn’t un-fold the bottom of the locking washer off the nut and tried ro remove the outter nut.  My the locking plate rest in piece . . .  DAMN.  I thought about buying 2 when I bought the bearings, but no sense of wasting an additional $0.80 on new locking plates.  So almost a week later (Friday), I’m hoping the part arrives. I so hope to get the bearings adjusted today and drive it next week.  We want to take to the Bean Blossom Blue, Brew, and BBQ festival next weekend in Nashville Indiana.  The part did in fact come (Saturday Now) and I got the wheel bearings on, but the wheel was still making noise, so I took it to my mechanic at Windy City Muffler.  He looked and said that that theonly issue was that I didn’t have them tight enough.  He tightened them up and I was happy and was on my way.  So when I got home I loaded up Marilyn and the boys and we were on our way to football.  The bus started running real rough and before long the temp light came on.  I pulled over and discovered that three of the four plug wires were loose.  Won’t go to B&G again. I have an appointment at a real VW mechanic on Wednesday. I really don’t think there is anything too wrong, I did notice that all of a sudden it was hard to shift.  Il try to understand that this weekend.

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Posted by on August 30, 2008 in Uncategorized


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Planned Activities

We have a few things planned for this year already. Unfortunately nothing with organized bus folks yet, but there is time. We have to juggle around baseball and football too. But that won’t slow us down too much. The first trip on the agenda is actually getting the bus. We hare considering a few alternatives. Driving down to pick up the bus and driving back, flying down and driving Kermit back, or either Marilyn or I flying down and driving back. Personally I would like to find the cheapest plan. This will allow more money to spend on family outings 🙂 . The maiden voyage will be to Michigan over the 4th of July. We will be meeting friends from Colorado and DC for a weekend on Lake Michigan. Then to Hartford Michigan to my cousin’s wedding. This will be the first time Kermit will meet the rest of the family. Then to Indiana over Labor Day weekend to the Bean Blossom Blues, Brew, and BBQ festival in Nashville. I have wanted to go this for a couple of years. This year they have added the BREW and BBQ to the event.

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Posted by on April 18, 2008 in Things To Do


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