In reply to klurejr, #6622:Double post but who cares?I seriously just finished that almost exact job a few hours ago on a 06 Wrx. Burg is probably seeing the photos on Facebook about now. I was able to source a oem Japanese bearing for $80 from my parts supplier. It went well but I figured out how to use a different tool than subaru intended. The bearing is almost identical to a Mercedes rear double roller bearing that I already had the badass little press set for. This job is no joke, if you don't have the right presses and patience it'll fight to the death. I noticed lateral play in the RR bearing during routine service. It never made noise though. When they make noise, that is usually accompanied by heat. That really makes it extra crucial to have the presses. I reused the wheel bearing seals, but it made working the press extra delicate. Car alignment should be checked after job too. If he can get the whole assembly and swap it out without pressing it all apart, it'll save you the difference in labor of pressing apart the assembly and just replacing the bearing insert.
Quick question, not meaning to interrupt the current issue; Last time I did my brakes I was running low on my funky red stuff (Disk Brake Quiet I think it's called) and had to use it sparingly.Now anything but hard braking sends all the cats in the neighborhood a screeching. I'll have to slap some more on there in a bit, but does anyone have any particular preference on which brake lube to use?