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Style 5 cap fit

Post by 88m6 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:53 am

Why are my front caps not sitting flush like rears. They fell secure but do t lay flat.
What gives. Tried switching caps but same figment
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Re: Style 5 cap fit

Post by JCS » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:05 pm

Did you line up the marks?
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Re: Style 5 cap fit

Post by brickwhite » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:22 pm

Bearing cap in the Way?
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Re: Style 5 cap fit

Post by redrumm3 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:28 pm

brickwhite wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:22 pm
Bearing cap in the Way?
Yes, bearing cap is probably it.
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Re: Style 5 cap fit

Post by 88m6 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:44 pm

Marks are lined up.
Bearing cap?
Hmm have to check that out. Had not noticed anyone else with that issue.
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Re: Style 5 cap fit

Post by GRNSHRK » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:39 pm

Just put some bigass spacers behind them Paul #-o

Seriously, that is odd :-k

As you are aware, I don't have style 5's, but about a million others do, and without this issue :shock:

Have you tried a bigger hammer \:D/

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Re: Style 5 cap fit

Post by RossDinan6 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:08 pm

The match mark is lined up in the second pic, not in the first.
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Post by 88m6 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:20 am

No the marks are lined up.
,double checked it again today.
They go on but not snap in place and cannot b pushed down any further.im afraid they may go flying off on a hard corner.
I'm going to try tomorrow to dent the caps back a bit n see what happens.
Noticed on realoem that e39s don't have a cap at all. And most all other chassis share the same cap as the e24. So no switching around caps.
Will report back.

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Re: Style 5 cap fit

Post by olympia57 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:43 am

Post a close up photo of the wheel minus cap and the reverse side of the cap for us to see better .
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Re: Style 5 cap fit

Post by 88m6 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:33 am

It has got to be bearing cap.
Everything looks as it should as far as I can tell :-k
Rear has No caps so no issue .
What are my options ?
Opinions ?
I'm going to pull the wheel n remove dome bearing cap n reinstall n see what happens.
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Post by 88m6 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:59 am

Also noticed the OE one installed in pic above is different from one now available.
Real OEM shows a discontinued part which looks like the one I have. Newer style might be the trick is it is more like a hat n not a pancake. We shall see.
Going to look n see what on the 84 euro if not I'll order a pair n c what happens.
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Re: Style 5 cap fit

Post by olympia57 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:37 am

If the part nos. on the caps and wheels match respectively then I think that the cap is the problem.
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Re: Style 5 cap fit

Post by 88m6 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:20 am

SOLVED =D>
Dust caps
Replaced OE with available cap of today n fits perfect.
Pics show difference between two
Thanks all for input
Now on to half shaft boots when things cool down was 114 in shop when I did this this eve.
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