Front wheel bearings and grease.

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Clemsonfor
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Front wheel bearings and grease.

Postby Clemsonfor » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:19 am

I have read the manual, and understand how to take the tire off and out bearing off and the inner one stays on the spindle and to repack them and reassemble.

I just watched a YouTube video as I was killing time where the guy said to take the bearing cap off and pack it full of grease and screw it back on to ensure the bearings were greased. I have not read this anywhere or heard of that before.
And since I DON'T believe everything this I see on YouTube I figured I would ask the experts here, has anyone heard of this before? Other than blowing out the rear seal with the pressure you create I can't see anything wrong with this method?

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Re: Front wheel bearings and grease.

Postby Qtr Milr » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:51 am

I would not listen to the video!! Wheel bearings do not need that much grease!! You are better off taking them out and cleaning out the old grease and then adding fresh grease. Pack the bearing, smear a little grease on the inside of the hub and races and put it back together.
Scott

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Re: Front wheel bearings and grease.

Postby Clemsonfor » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:36 am

Qtr Milr wrote:I would not listen to the video!! Wheel bearings do not need that much grease!! You are better off taking them out and cleaning out the old grease and then adding fresh grease. Pack the bearing, smear a little grease on the inside of the hub and races and put it back together.

Haha, which was my plan and what I plan on doing. That method you can't actually inspect them either.

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Re: Front wheel bearings and grease.

Postby Gary Dotson » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:34 am

It must be true, it was on the internet! I agree with Scott, clean and pack the bearing and a little in each race. Grease packed in the cap is simply wasted grease, it will never lube anything.

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Re: Front wheel bearings and grease.

Postby Frozenstate » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:15 pm

I just drilled and tapped the hub cover and threaded a zerk in and grease it until it comes out a little on the inside seal. Has worked like that for about 30 years now.

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Re: Front wheel bearings and grease.

Postby Eugene » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:49 pm

Frozenstate wrote:I just drilled and tapped the hub cover and threaded a zerk in and grease it until it comes out a little on the inside seal. Has worked like that for about 30 years now.
This I have done with a farm only trailer. Shot or two of grease a couple time a year.
I have an excuse. CRS.


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