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bearing grease

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AKbigsub, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. AKbigsub

    AKbigsub 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I replaced the wheel bearings on my cousin's boat trailer yesterday using marine grease. I got to wondering after reading the label on the grease tube, why can't I pack the bearings on the burb using this grease? Are there any reasons why not? I thought about how well the maring grease would hold up to the heat generated by the bearings (I have been using Havoline synthetic - holds up great but doesn't like water). Any thoughts on this?
     
  2. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    give it a try and let me know
     
  3. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    make sure...

    Make sure the marine grease has a high temparature rating...it may not be able to stand the heat created by disc brakes,and ooze out of the seals or breakdown...(as you suspected already I guess)...the manufacturer will have specs listed on the tube in most cases..:crazy:
     

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