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Old 08-30-2010, 06:23 PM   #1
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Retaining Hubcaps

My 08 Astoria has small hubcaps (Kaper II) which yearn to be free. I've lost three now, all from the rear.

I stuck the last two replacements in with friction alone - has anyone also had this problem, and is it reasonable to coat the edge of the hole w/ some silicone caulk or some other adhesive?

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Dan, I have lost 2 from the right rear. Hope someone has an answer, but it isn't me.

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Photos of the hubcaps might help for those of us that don't own Astorias.
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:32 PM   #4
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I found the cause: the wheel cover is wobbling pretty badly as the wheel rolls. It's off center or out of balance. The whole thing looks something like Kaper II : Pop-Up

You can see the hubcap in the middle of the A5USC-T picture. It's not exactly what's on the Damon, but it's close.

Now... how to fix it? Dunno. it's on there firmly. 24 month MX is coming up at freightliner, so maybe just let them have a whack at it.
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I too have lost a number of hub caps. I finally tried a little dab of silicone in two of the holes - problem solved. And they are not hard to get off when you want to service the tire/hub/axle. You just have to put a new dab of silicone on when you go back together.
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