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Packing Trailer Bearings/Hubs

Discussion in 'Tow Rig Forum' started by Flounder, June 20, 2011.

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    1. Flounder

      Flounder Owns 10,000 Marbles Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      Just wanted to see how you folks pack your bearings. I had to rebuild one hub because the rear seal was weeping grease, throwing it onto the rim. But, in the process, I switched to Valvoline red bearings grease, so I had to clean out all the old gunk.

      After cleaning, I filled the "trough" in each bearing set as well as greased the bearings. I put it all back together, then using the E-Z lube zerk, pumped about ten shots of grease into the hub (it has two channels, which deposit the grease onto each bearing set) with Harbor Freight's small gun.

      Quite simply--is this enough grease? Or should I add more? It didn't push through to the front grease cub, so it's not overloaded.
      Last edited: June 20, 2011
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