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Offline Topcat

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Re: Replace your lower column bearing: Better and Cheaper!!!
« Reply #90 on: October 26, 2015 - 09:38:32 pm »
While the column is still out with the new bearing on, might be a good idea to add a drop of red locktite to the Allen screws.

One of mine fell off recently but luckily I was able to find it.
Mike, Fremont, CA.





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Re: Replace your lower column bearing: Better and Cheaper!!!
« Reply #91 on: March 27, 2017 - 05:06:11 pm »
Commenting so that I can follow up on this. Great solution!


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Re: Replace your lower column bearing: Better and Cheaper!!!
« Reply #92 on: March 27, 2017 - 10:22:42 pm »
As Goody says, it's a good solution and one I need to do as well. The bearings are now $6.94 + $5.00 shipping in the US, but that still beats $80 the other way.  :cheers:

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Re: Replace your lower column bearing: Better and Cheaper!!!
« Reply #93 on: March 28, 2017 - 01:24:03 pm »
As Goody says, it's a good solution and one I need to do as well. The bearings are now $6.94 + $5.00 shipping in the US, but that still beats $80 the other way.  :cheers:

Ended up ordering an eBay one for $6.50 shipped.


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Re: Replace your lower column bearing: Better and Cheaper!!!
« Reply #94 on: April 01, 2017 - 07:29:10 pm »
  I'm real happy with the results after replacing the bearings. I can roll the shaft with 2 fingers now. I did use a Japanese lower bearing.

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Offline Mickm

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Re: Replace your lower column bearing: Better and Cheaper!!!
« Reply #95 on: June 03, 2017 - 08:16:36 am »
This is an awesome solution, I did it and couldn't be more pleased with the results.

I opted for the rubber boot over the original sealing pieces like you did 60K T/A and think it is a better approach also.

Cheers!
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