Wife's car failed it's safety check, left hand rear wheel bearing noisy (ya so, not like it can't do another 50,000km before it reaches critical failure). But no, not a warning to repair, as in New Zealand, it is illegal to have on the road except when driving to the mechanics to repair (my car had 1 of 5 tail lights faulty, the fact I have three more than everyone else doesn't count).
Anyway the new wheel bearing took 2 weeks to arrive in the country (yes we got a fine for using a car with a noisy wheel bearing in that time). Yesterday, following advise from supplier bought a 32mm socket, but found it to big.
Saturday - coffee then shopping for a 29mm socket
Nope, they don't make a 29mm so 30mm it is.
On the way home, with one piece swimmers, past by the pool and got cold feet when I saw all the wee kiddies heading in for their 8.30 am swim, plus I wanted wife's car fixed.
Got changed in to rough clothes, wheel off, bearing partially removed but outer casing does not want to leave the hub, and I don't have anything to machine it out. 3 hours of beating, drilling, grinding and I didn't even scratch the outer casing
Luckily "Pick a Part" has the same car being wrecked, so went there, removed the wheel hub & bearing, got home, slipped it on the car, raced down to the vehicle inspectors and got it certified (total time 1 hour 15 minutes)
Hands are cracked & full of grease, jaws sore from grinding teeth in frustration,
I really need some girl time!