Just joined the forum. Long time owner of MK4 diesel Golf.
I am replacing front wheel bearings. I just bought the parts from an auto parts store. They had the default bearings for $44CDN which I think had a two week warranty and also bearings of a different brand that were $80CDN but came with a 5 year warranty. The counter guy, who did not really impress me with his overall intellect, said they were most likely the same part with a different warranty. I could not compare the parts as they were in sealed boxes.
I ended up taking his advice and buying the cheap ones. My question is, did I do the right thing, are they really the same product? How long should wheel bearings last mileage wise as my last front wheel bearing replacement was less than 100000km/60000miles ago. Not sure this matters but I drive in an area with lots and lots of road salt 4 months of the year so rust is a serious concern.
Last edited by veedoubleu; 01-31-2017 at 07:26 PM.