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packed bearing and put seel in for first time... got a ???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by solowookie, May 19, 2001.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    well this was definately a learning experience for me, and it was really pretty good...

    except it took me about 5 hours just to do one side. [​IMG] let me tell you I learned this pretty good though (through the school or hard knocks!) [​IMG]

    only problem was I was working on a dirt surface, and I ruined all the orig. bearing. kept putting more and more cardboard down, and the d*mn things just kept rolling a little further and getting in the dirt... lol [​IMG]

    I'm gonna do the other side tomorrw, and let me tell ya I can't wait to get a garage! [​IMG]

    any good way to clean a bearing so I can reuse it once I've got dirt in it after it was packed???

    <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue>

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    take them to a shop that has a heated parts washer ,a good shop would throw them in and clean them for free,we did that kind of stuff when I worked in a shop and made a lot of new customers........
    Mrivan...........
    Ford people don't worry about dirt in their bearings.........

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  3. solowookie

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    I'll have to try that... thanks for the tip!

    Jeff

    <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue>

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    Brake cleaner also works pretty good if that's all you've got. Autozone usually has a good deal on it. Something like two cans for 3 bucks.

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    Use brake cleaner. My shop teacher told me that if you use solvent on bearings that it seeps into the metal and than comes out once they are on the car cleaning off all that new grease.

    '71 Blazer CST with alot of rust
     
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    hey guys, thanks for the tip on the break cleaner... I think I'm gonna try that tomorrow! [​IMG]

    <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue>

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    Only thing with brake cleaner is that you find all the little cuts in your hands. It also does a great job cleaning other things up too, like that oil stain on the ground from the K5.....


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    Definately use brake cleaner. That's what I use when I take them out to repack em too. Even if I don't drop em in dirt. (I usually do though :(
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    hey,

    thanks a ton for the info... I think I'm gonna try this!

    <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue>

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