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Cpt Quint posted 07-19-2002 09:21 AM ET (US)   Profile for Cpt Quint   Send Email to Cpt Quint  
I noticed my rear seals had blown out. I was told to much was pumped in by me (bearing buddies)by the guy that resealed for me.
Normally, Twice a year I will head to the coast (about 200 miles)and will pump some grease in to make sure the hubs well lubricated.
He says thats too much and you really shouldnt do that.
one my system, I wonder how you can tell if you have enough grease to keep things smooth?
ShrimpBurrito posted 07-19-2002 12:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
Pump grease through the fitting until the spring-loaded piston starts to back off the housing. Once it moves towards you, stop. There is only supposed to be 2-3 psi exerted on grease.

Bearing Buddy also sells a "spindle seal" which is supposedly much more resistant to blow-outs than others. I haven't used them yet, but others here have used them with success.

Check them out at: [url]http://www.bearingbuddy.com/spindle_seal.html[url]

ShrimpBurrito posted 07-19-2002 12:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
http://www.bearingbuddy.com/spindle_seal.html

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