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If pressure isn't evenly distributed during removing or fitting the bearing it is possible to distort the hub carrier and the vehicle tracking goes out a mile or the brake caliper goes out of line.
Using the weight of the car to do the work for you is an old idea and hardly breath -taking in its method. Considering the most pressure you could hope to attain wouldn't be much more than 250 Kg at most a couple of big washers, an suitable socket and a piece of threaded bar and a couple of nuts would probably work just as well if not better.My local independent garage charges a tenner for doing the job using the proper mandrils, etc.
Currently in madnoel10's garage:
Honda Civic 1.4l