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post #1 of 10 Old 04-15-2009, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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1991 testarossa wheel bearing "cost"?

I just recently purchased a 1991 Testarossa, and feel like a kid at Christmas with the "Best Toy" ever, then reality sets in!!! I was told I need a new front wheeling bearing...Okay, No Big deal, until I was informed of the cost...$800.00USA, Could this possibly be true/accurate???!!!. Is there a cross-reference #, I could use from a different application, I can't possible imagine that the only application for this bearing is solely Ferrari?, no other vehicles uses this wheel bearing, in my Youth I bought Whole cars for the price of one Ferrari bearing?...All help "GREATLY APPRECIATED", Thank You, I have to go take an aspirin now..."Red Head Seeker"(NO Longer).
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post #2 of 10 Old 04-15-2009, 10:33 PM
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It's quite true.

There is something odd about Testa front bearings. They are unusual and, as you discovered, quite expensive. Actually closer to $1,100.00!

I'll try to find out more about why this is.

Give Dave Hellman a call at F of SF parts dept in San Rafael to get Ferrari's price.
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I don't think Paul has a Testa front bearing, and if he does it would be distributed here by Ricambi.

This bearing is killer expensive and I had heard a discussion some time ago as to why but I just can't recall it.

At least it appears not to be a pressed-in bearing.

So, if Mark is mechanical he could self install it.
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Try these guys they are very reasonable and carry tonnes of used parts

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I doubt they would be much cheaper and under the circumstances buying a used bearing may be suicide.

In most cases bearings can be found in someone's catalog. There are not that many bearing makers world wide. So frequently it's an exercise in searching.

Hill uses many Japanese bearings. Ones that come to mind are SKF and FAG. My guess is that it's a German made part since there is so much German made parts in Ferrari's.I am sure what he uses are off the shelf bearings.

If Mark can get the specs and/or full dimensions on that bearing I bet he can find it on someone's shelf for less than a few hundred $'s!
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If the picture above is of the correct bearing, it has SKF embossed on the top right inner curve.


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Does have SKF

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If the picture above is of the correct bearing, it has SKF embossed on the top right inner curve.


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I looked very closely at the picture that Gcalo so very kindly supplied and yes t1fosI it does have SKF embossed on it, any idea of a cross referenced bearing at less extortionate price?, As you can plainly see it is "Not Gold Plated"...Thank You...Mark
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I looked very closely at the picture that Gcalo so very kindly supplied and yes t1fosI it does have SKF embossed on it, any idea of a cross referenced bearing at less extortionate price?, As you can plainly see it is "Not Gold Plated"...Thank You...Mark

Do you have an SKF part no from the old bearing?

This site has an online catalogue, unfortunately bearings are not my strong point unless I am losing them...

Simply Bearings

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It would not surprise me to see that bearing well under $200.

I believe it is applicable to a few other 12 cyl models.

I'll have to see if i can come up with a X reference.
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