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Old 02-12-2010, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default wheel bearing grease ?

i am in the process of putting a new rear wheel bearing on my rex and i was wondering if any of you guys repack it with different grease. the bearing is a BECK/ARNLEY Part # 0514162. if you do repack them can you please tell me what grease you use and how it is done i cant seem to find a step by step.
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We use neo HP800 on ours. It helps, but does not prevent failure. As for packing them, we do it by hand. We pull apart the bearing, clean it all up, and then repack it the way I learned many many years ago.
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We use neo HP800 on ours. It helps, but does not prevent failure. As for packing them, we do it by hand. We pull apart the bearing, clean it all up, and then repack it the way I learned many many years ago.
I'm in the same boat too. Stupid *wah wah wah*
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are any special tools needed to repack it ?
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are any special tools needed to repack it ?
Not really. I use my hand. I put a big glob in my left hand, then roll the bearing into the grease with my right. Then press in a little along the sides. It's really hard to describe.
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:55 PM   #6
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once i physicly have the bearings in my hands( dam blizzared backed em up) i think ill understand what your saying. thanks for the help
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:42 PM   #7
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any recomandations on grease that i can pick up at my local auto stores ?
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:56 PM   #8
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the way i was taught to pack bearings, is to kind of hold it tight around my middle finger, then with a glob of grease in the left hand like on the bottom of my palm, sort of nick the side and rotate the bearing as i go along. i dont trust repacking machines, its best to do it by hand
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you can get the Mobil1 synthetic grease in a tube at Advance Auto if you cant get anything else

I have been using the NEO HP800 for a long time now on just about everything and although it is expensive($37/lb from Baker who call it 'Super Speedway Synthetic Wheel Bearing Grease' )......it is worth it in the end.
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the way i was taught to pack bearings, is to kind of hold it tight around my middle finger, then with a glob of grease in the left hand like on the bottom of my palm, sort of nick the side and rotate the bearing as i go along. i dont trust repacking machines, its best to do it by hand
This way works well for me! though sometimes I hold it like a donut. I like to think of it as sort of pressing gooey cream filling goodness into the side of my donut... hmmm.... donuts...

You've got enough in when there are little ribbons of grease sticking out the other side.

damn I'm fat.
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Lol forgot to mention the part when the grease come out the other side. For some reason it makes doing your own wheel bearings worth it lol
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haha thanks for the help looks like im gonna have to go with mobil 1 from autozone today.
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so i just opened the box that the bearing is in and how to i get the old grease out and the mobil 1 in. do i need to take the bearing apart?
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I can't remember if the rear is a sealed bearing. The fronts are. If it doesn't come apart just start packing, youll see the color change when the new grease has worked it's way through. Usually if it isn't a sealed bearing it's pretty obvious how to disassemble.
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I can't remember if the rear is a sealed bearing. The fronts are.


then we been doin it wrong for years
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im sorry for my lack of knowledge but ill describe the best i can its a metal cylinder that has and inner cylinder that rotates with grease ozing out of both ends how should i go about this...?
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any help im trying to push the new through the space in between the two parts and it does not seem to be pushing any of the old grease out
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any help im trying to push the new through the space in between the two parts and it does not seem to be pushing any of the old grease out
You're doing it wrong. You need to clean out the old grease first. Get a plastic tub, put some gas in it, drop the bearings in, and let soak for a little bit. That'll help break down the grease.

Then swish it about a bit to clean more out. repeat.

Then put them on a towel to dry completely.

THEN put the new grease in.
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ok so i can just push it through the gap at that point ?
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