Trash Wheel Bearings in GenX?

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  1. SonicGreyStorm

    SonicGreyStorm Manual transmission for life...

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    I've had my 2018 sport turbo 6-speed manual for about two months now and I noticed that the wheel bearings are pretty much trash.

    For those of you not in the know a wheel bearing should spin for like a minute if they're really good expensive bearings; which means if you're driving down the road and pop it into neutral you should be able to Coast on a flat surface for like a mile which I can't even do for two blocks in my Civic.

    Then while watching random videos on YouTube this comes up in the recommendations:

    I also think the bearings sound really crunchy in general which they should not if they're brand new and well-greased...

    Has anybody else noticed this? I have had my car since factory [7 miles on it] but didn't really want to address the fact that it wasn't fully satisfactory because I just dropped like 30 grand on it....
     
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    I coast in stop and go traffic fairly often when moving at 3mph and have coasted like that for a considerable distance (yay NJ Parkway summer traffic!). You should be showing this to your dealer.
     
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    doesn't make sense. not sure whats going on there. If this was a common issue there would be a recall. Can you hear the wheel bearings when you're driving? Usually you can hear a bad bearing whining. maybe a few of them didn't get greased. My LX coupe was built in the canadian plant which is supposed to have excellent quality control. I'm guessing that new bearings would come from the manufacturer with grease in them before honda even touches them.
     
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    Do you track your car? Tracking can wear your wheel bearings on cheaper cars very quickly.
     
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    Wheel bearings will not spin for over a minute if they are good. A bicycle wheel sure but a car wheel has a lot of drag from the grease in the bearing and if they are that loose they are junk.
     
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    I researched this Honda oem wheel bearings are manufactured by NSK, to exacting standards. NSK would never ship a bearing without grease in it.
     
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    @SonicGreyStorm, don't lower your car bro. Reports are coming in that those who dropping their gen 10s are getting suspension problems, some with axle damage and even wheel bearing damage.
     
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    WTF. The video is on a 2016 Honda Civic 70k miles on it. That kind shit is normal on a car that hasn't been maintained properly or hard use. OP has 2018, so it doesn't apply to his car. He most be trolling.
     
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    for any mass produced item (wheel bearing and the car in this case), there will be defective item no matter how good the qualify control system is set. I am not surprised here.
     
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    Yeah didn't lower or race or track...I just drive for pleasure lol but I know a ton of yall trick em hard and go redline.

    But yeah I son't really see these bearings as being quality at all and I've been working on cars casually for 8 years.

    I dunno...
     
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    in the youtube video - not sure if it is you or someone else- but stated the car has 70,000 miles.
    If the bearing was not greased it would not made it to 70K miles.
    Also, the wheel will not just fall off, the bearing will get gradually noiser.
    Most car's bearing will last more than 70K but some don't. All depends on what type of abuse it is put through. Exceeding load carrying capacity, high-speed cornering, couple curb jolts and off she goes. It is usually the lateral forces that kill it.
    Bearings are cheap and is a wear item.
    Salty environment of Denver could speed up its death too.
    Slap a new set on it, and motor on.
     
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    Two months of driving for pleasure and you already noticed wheel bearings are trash? How many miles have you driven? The bearings might be initially tighter. If they were significantly tight you would have a worse gas mileage and overheating. Are there even flat roads around Denver? :D

    Or maybe you first saw the youtube video and then noticed you have the same problem? Don't do that. I used to read the list of more than 1200 rare diseases and found I had many of them. I don't do that any more. A cheerful thought is that there is a cure for bad wheel bearings .

    https://rarediseases.org/for-patien...n-resources/rare-disease-information/page/79/
     
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    #13 THATSi, Sep 17, 2018
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    Maybe you hit a pothole or some shit and took tires out of balance leading to the bearing failure. Also, out of balance tires with scuff and leave you with a rotational noise that can be confused for bearings. They're covered under warranty. If you've done aftermarket wheels, and this important to remember for all aftermarket mods, if dealer says your warranty is void cuz of say a blown engine and you only put a CAI on it they have to prove the modification caused the failure, don't let them try and leave you footing the bill
     
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    Just had all 4 wheel bearing replaced (on warranty) after 41,000 kilometers on a 2016 civic. I was REALLY surprised they went that quickly. I had a old chevy nova handed down through the family with 150,000 miles on it before I changed the bearings.

    All I can say is if you think yours are going, get it in before the 3 year mechanical warranty is up.
     
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    Holy frig and yes! I have had ONE (2000 CRV) wheel bearing replaced on 6 cars (Counting my new Civic in that 6). I can't imagine 4 all at once!
     
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