This thread dates back to 2012. Is it perhaps time to share some more up to date lessons about the bearings?Just had rear bearings replaced(63,000)miles on my 2002 TB. They were so worn that they destroyed the rear tires, one of which had the steel belt visible(but not to the knuckleheads who had rotated the tires 400 miles ago at a different garage!).
The car actually went in because it refused to start, so now I have a new(second)fuel pump,etc.
Happy I didn't die driving it.