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It has been covered before on MVS that Timken hubs for p80s appear to use FAG bearings (https://www.___.com/oem-wheel-bearing-early-failure.html), but I haven't seen any photos of FAG hardware in Timken units. Timken front bearings also just went on closeout at RockAuto.com for only $55. It seemed like a good deal and I've been getting a whine from the right on my S70, so I bought two. I figure it's the right front wheel bearing, but at 160k mi I'm going to replace both. I'm posting here to share the deal and my experience.
Here's what I got. It's definitely Timken.
The bearing had some residual oil on it. It's a little dirty, but it turns smoothly.
I turned over the hub, and behold the wheel seal says "FAG" and "Made in Germany"!
I won't have the chance to install these until after Carlisle, but it could be a great alternative to spending ~$120 on an OEM FAG unit. I haven't taken it apart (obviously), so I can't speak to the make of the internals, but Timken is an OEM for many other cars. Here's a link to the RockAuto Closeout page.
Please take a look to this, press on the figure for larger resolution:
This is a minor corrosion in one of the liners. This engine was kept outside without manifolds for some period and got moisture and rust in this pot where the valves were open. Interestingly the rust emerged on the liner/piston contact surface, not the upper part of the liner. The material degradation however is more visual than measurable.
I am planning flexi-hone all five liners, and would like to hear you comments, if this block can be used after flexi-hone or it must be properly rebored. Flexi-hone here costs around 10$ per barrel and I dont want any pointless activity and expenditures if that block will serve as a base of glass table..