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Old 07-13-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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Wheel Bearing service

Is the wheel bearing service on the 86 Excella the same as a standard trailer with greasable bearings?
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:00 PM   #2
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All the 80's wheel bearings are serviced the same. Just pull the wheels and the drums.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:03 PM   #3
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Thank you! Thats what they figured.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:44 PM   #4
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You Tube has some great videos on wheels bearing packing. I watched a couple and learned a few new tips. It had been almost 20 years since I repacked a bearing.
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A little trick

Go to Wal Mart and pick up a vacuum food sealer and some bags.

To easily back bearings, put a couple bearings in a bag with a good shmear of your favorite grease, run the sealer, and poof, the bearings will be perfectly packed with grease as the vacuum draws the perfect amount of grease through the bearing. The nice thing about this is that you can keep a few sealed, pre packed bearings in your spare parts box along for the ride... no mess, no tub of grease!

I like Mobil 1 Synthetic grease, will not emulsify when introduced to water, and lasts forever without breaking down. It is a high weight grease so even if a seal lip is torn, it wont come gooing out and fouling your shoes, or pads in my case!
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:32 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the great information above. That fun job is all but complete, just one more to go. The vacuum seal bag idea is a keeper!
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Go to Wal Mart and pick up a vacuum food sealer and some bags.

To easily back bearings, put a couple bearings in a bag with a good shmear of your favorite grease, run the sealer, and poof, the bearings will be perfectly packed with grease as the vacuum draws the perfect amount of grease through the bearing. The nice thing about this is that you can keep a few sealed, pre packed bearings in your spare parts box along for the ride... no mess, no tub of grease!

This is up there with the best tips on the forum! And to think I saw a new in the box sealer at a garage sale 2 weeks ago. It was a buck and I passed. Silly me. I am back on the hunt!
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The Wal Mart here where I am vacationing in Florida has them on clearance, $8 with 50 quart bags.
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