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Old 03-21-2013, 02:59 PM   #21
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OK, I understand, repack, not replace them unless needed, so maybe 2 sets bearings/seals for my tandem set up. Good point, what type grease is suggested? REgular wheel bearing grease sold at auto stores.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:14 PM   #22
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:12 PM   #23
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The bearings should be repacked properly. To me this doesn't mean wiping off some grease and then adding some more new grease; that's like changing your oil and not the oil filter. All the grease should be wiped off and the bearings cleaned in solvent, thoroughly dried and inspected. If the bearings look good then new grease should be packed into the bearing and new seals installed. If you do this then you should not have any problems with your bearings failing. You can't properly inspect the bearings if their is grease on them.

Oil and grease doesn't loose it's ability to lubricate but it gets dirty in the process of doing its job and dirty grease is not as efficient at doing it's job.

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Old 03-21-2013, 05:16 PM   #24
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The original bearings on my 2008 17B are in "very good" condition.
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And, I gather, less is more.
As in more grease than required is not a good idea.
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I wonder if you are getting over paranoid.

Quite frankly, the thing that's going to kill bearings is dirt. If you repack them properly every couple of years with good grease and make sure the seal is good, to keep out dirt, then they should last for a long time.

I had a 72 Boler for 22 years and ran it on the same bearings with no problem ........ and I used to load it to the hilt when I went out camping.

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Too many threads on bearing here. I just replied almost the same on the other one.
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Too many threads on bearing here. I just replied almost the same on the other one.
The other one is on the Easy Lube axle ..........

This one is on the good old fashioned owner lubed axle.

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Too many threads on bearing here. I just replied almost the same on the other one.
This has no bearing on what we are discussing.

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Groan......lol
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The grease in the hub will break down over time. Certainly dirt is the biggest problem but so is moisture/ condensation. They should be cleaned out completely to inspect properly and packed and adjusted properly and then they will lastAlong time . I just want to have a spare set with me just in case of a failure when out in the middle of know where.
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