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Front wheel bearing grease??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 88K5Jimmy, Nov 14, 2001.

  1. 88K5Jimmy

    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    what is the best or adequate grease to use in the front wheel bearings? Also, what should I watch for in repacking them? Any suggestions, hints, tips?
    Thanks
     
  2. jimmyjack

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    You definately want to use a hi temp grease. It'll say hi temp on the can itself. If you're not sure just ask the parts person. I usually just throw a dallop in a plastic baggy and work it in really good( with a new, out of the box bearing )

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  3. rampage

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    The best thing I found is a wheel bearing packer (I think that's what it's called). It fits onto the end of a grease gun and forces the grease throughout the bearing and costs probably $10.
     
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    I use the super doper waterproof stuff that you use on boat trailers etc.
     
  5. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Marine grease is the hot ticket if you play in the mud/water. It's the green stuff that doesn't break down when it mixes with water. Automotive grease turns into sludge if a little water gets into it.

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