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Old 07-07-2010, 07:20 PM   #1
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wheel bearing idea???????

how about this............one of those sharp needle deals that you can get for the end of a grease gun............couldnt you re-grease the wheel bearings that way instead of having to press out/in with new ones?? wouldnt that make them last longer?? i have been thinking about it...since pressing them in and out is such a pita.
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Never tried it myself......It may prolong their death.
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how about this............one of those sharp needle deals that you can get for the end of a grease gun............couldnt you re-grease the wheel bearings that way instead of having to press out/in with new ones?? wouldnt that make them last longer?? i have been thinking about it...since pressing them in and out is such a pita.
You can't grease sealed bearings.
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You can't grease sealed bearings.
sure.....if the one side is rubber sealed...then yes you could. thats how these bearings are.
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Never tried it myself......It may prolong their death.
thats what i was thinking.......at least get more life outta them. i think i'll give it a try......use some mobil1 synthetic grease or some synthetic "green" farm type grease.
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Do they have zerk fittings on them, or a plug you could put a zerk in?
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If you do it periodically, I don't see why not. You can be the test case What is the price of failure???
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Do they have zerk fittings on them, or a plug you could put a zerk in?
no....just a rubber seal on the side.

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If you do it periodically, I don't see why not. You can be the test case What is the price of failure???
hmm...cant remember what i paid for my bearings and seals....and gotta get the abs ring rotor if you have abs...plus pay to have them pressed out/in...........not cheap.
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