you havent lived then barkingdog. i think. the main killer of wheel bearings in the F , is failing and consequentially hard hydragas, and potholes.
the wheel then has to absorb the shock of bad road surfaces, because the suspension isnt...
it means that tyre pressure becomes the absorber of shock, and when it doesnt the tyre compresses and hits the wheel rim.. that shock is transmitted to the wheel. which dents, and the wheel bearing which degrades..
one can hear a grumbling wheel bearing, its got a rotational thrum... it gets louder as the bearing structure fails, and the steering as consequence begins to loose its precision..
in its worst phase, the wander of the wheel, starts to affect the brakes , the brake discs and pads...
the car becomes a fragile thing.
if the suspension cant absorb the shock... everything in that line cant give it to the suspension.. and has to take it.
wheel bearing grumble is one of the first signs... but an mot failure on a dented wheel. is another. an unbalanced wheel will kill a wheel bearing like tapping it with a hammer until its bearings fall out.
Last edited by Incony; 18-02-2017 at 20:52.