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Rear Wheel Bearing

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Would like someone to confirm what I am looking at on my '66 bus is correct.
Got home yesterday and gearbox oil over the wheel so the oil seal has bust and oil from reduction box leaking.
Stripped it down today as far as splitting the RGB and the seals are shredded and the wheel bearing shot.
According to various different posts and the Workshop Manual there seem to be different spacers/washers.
Am I missing some spacers? Is what I have correct?
When refitting this is the order I have:
Inner spacer (photo attached)
Wheel bearing
rubber o-ring
Then into the bearing cover I have the oil seal with the outer space inside that.
NO oil deflector sitting loosely in the bearing cover.
I need to order a bearing but need to know if I have the configuration correct.
Any help please?
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Slingers or no slingers is a model and year variance.

You'll have to follow the manual for your specific year. Though if yours has the top hat shaped outer bearing spacer then no slinger from memory
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Thanks Jim - how about the inner spacer? This is where I cannot find confirmation if a) one is needed or b) is mine correct.
From what I can find, the one I have fitted is for a pre '63 bus

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I've never noticed a spacer that shape before, but yes from memory they all have a spacer that has an inner profile for the radius on the stub axle.
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Thanks Jim - I'll reuse it see what happens - got no other option really. I can't remember changing that bearing - if I did it was about 20 years ago so its lasted that long. The bearing was pretty messed up - I noticed the 4 bolts holding the bearing cover were quite loose so maybe this was the cause.

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It looks like the spacer has worn away. I'd replace them with OG versions.
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What happens after '63 ? Do you know the thickness of that one? mine is 6mm - I can also see an official VW stamp on the edge.
I'll look when I put back together but I'm guessing the extra circumference won't matter as the edges down touch anything.
Appreciate your response - I'll post a photo when I'm installing it.

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Rick at Schofields sent me this - All sorted - spent hours on the internet trying to find one: http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/Detai ... 211501281B This confirms mine is correct....cheers Rick and Jim

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Ah, sorry, missed yours was a later model.

Diameters also changes for the larger stub axles.
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