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Old 01-26-2017, 04:54 PM   #1
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New Bearings - Clean Before Installing?

Just curious. I know the default/safe thing would be to clean them.

I am installing new brakes (Dexter Nev-R-Adjust) along with new drums. I also purchased new made in the USA Timken Bearings. Of course, they are in the factory boxes wrapped (with warnings on the wrap not to open until ready to use. I was just curious if it is standard practices just to pack and install, or if to clean first, but it's one less step if cleaning is not needed.

On another note, how much trouble am I going to have removing the bolts on the old backing plates. I guess I'll have to hit them with some liquid wrench and let them soak if they are hard to get off.

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Old 01-26-2017, 05:13 PM   #2
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Just inspect them well, then pack them and install. As for the bolts, looks like you have a plan. Go for it!
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