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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:08 pm 
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I'm looking to buy 4mm metal washers for a wheel bearing removal tool but what's the best steel out of zinc plated steel, A2 stainless steel, A4 marine grade stainless steel. I did think about buying M20 square washers but this would mean grinding the washers down to the right size.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:07 pm 
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no expert so just my thoughts

i personally would want the washer to be soft so sacrificial as easy and cheap to replace but just my thoughts

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Are you trying to drift (hammer) them out or are you using a press?
I've always managed with an old socket, even a new cheap one if you haven't got one just the right size.
I bought a cheap 20 ton hydraulic press for bout £120 a few years back it's so much easier than trying to drift them out especially on larger bearings such as on my forester. Wish I'd bought the press years ago.
As to your question stainless is the hardest in your list.
I THINK marine stainless is a little softer than the other. What it looses in hardness it gains in rust resistance.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:42 pm 
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mikew1972 wrote:
Are you trying to drift (hammer) them out or are you using a press?
I'm using a bearing removal tool but it eats the washers. I would like a hydraulic press but I haven't got anywhere to put it.


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