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Wheel bearing lube

Post by rudog » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:32 am

Got my frame welded. Thanx for all the help. I got my wheels f/egay. Apparently, they got rid of them because the wheel bearings were frozen into the wheels. Tried making an internal collet...striped right out. Tried heat...not good. Eventually it took brute force via alot of tonnage with a hyd bearing press. It sounded like a gun when the bearing finally broke loose. Checked the wheel and everything looks undamaged except for some galling.

I never press bearings without lube. Do you guys use lube when pressing bearings? Is anti-sieze a better idea?

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Re: Wheel bearing lube

Post by curt » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:36 am

i always use anti sieze
ever notice when you hit somethin or someone with a hammer you feel instantly better

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Re: Wheel bearing lube

Post by rudog » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:41 am

Thanx, Curt. Good enough for me!

Now to cut some spacers.

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Re: Wheel bearing lube

Post by jimmib » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:54 pm

Anti sieze or lubriplate work well. Freeze your brgs for several hrs and heat hubs with a heat gun right before installation. All helps!
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