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bearing buddy/savers assenbly
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posted 07-03-2003 11:50 PM ET (US)
I have a used set off an old axle and am wondering if they were installed correctly. They are composed of a spring, an oil filling nipple and a plastic inset as well as 2 snap rings. Do the spings go behind the nipple ( toward the hub)or in front of it ( toward the bonnet). When I disasenbled the old one it, the sring was in front of the nipple.
posted 07-04-2003 10:12 AM ET (US)
Springs on the outside [in front].
The idea is that when you fill the unit the spring moves outward [tightens] thus putting presure on the grease inside to keep the bearings lubed. As the greese is used the spring moves the cap inward and allows you to see when it's time to relube.
Hope you can understand my poor attempt of the explanation...
posted 07-04-2003 11:10 AM ET (US)
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