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Old 04-02-2012, 09:47 AM   #29
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Grease is cheap. A packer does the job a lot faster and time, even for a retiree, does matter.

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Old 04-02-2012, 11:05 AM   #30
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"I'm also going to say you just can't beat the old palm packing method. It's quick, easy, effective and has the least amount of waste."

I'm with Hans, although I changed my procedure substantially this time.....I used a glove.

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Before you take off on a trip I just wanted to point out that, according to the container in the picture, you inadvertantly packed the bearings with raspberry yogurt!!! I would strongly advise repacking with grease!!!
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:16 AM   #31
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Before you take off on a trip I just wanted to point out that, according to the container in the picture, you inadvertantly packed the bearings with raspberry yogurt!!! I would strongly advise repacking with grease!!!

May be not ..... it does have 3% milkfat!

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Old 06-22-2012, 04:54 PM   #32
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Is there a recommended brand of grease for these bearings?
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:59 PM   #33
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Not really, I like the silicon,
also put the grease in a sandwich bag, work it in take out put in place hands are clean.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:07 PM   #34
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I use Lucas Oil x-tra Heavy Duty Grease. Do not really have a reason, it is just good grease.
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Appreciate the information.
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I highly recommend the Lisle bearing packer for the job. I used Lucas Oil Red & Tacky #2 as this is the grease the local shop uses for their wheel bearing repacks on all vehicles.

I also used a dial indicator to confirm my endplay. AS specs in my manual are 0.001 to 0.010 and my range is 0.005 to 0.007. This amounted to backing the nut off two notches from seating the bearings.

The rocket scientist that did the job previously had them way too tight and liquified the grease. Luckily, the bearings were still in good shape.
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To everyone who contributed to info about repacking wheel bearings.
thanks so much for the input. Very helpful.

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