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whats tthe best wheel bearing grease

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by highrider_44s, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. highrider_44s

    highrider_44s 1/2 ton status

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    what is the best recomended wheel bearing grease.
    every time i go mud bogging i get a little water in the hubs and it ends up costing /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
    on the other hand maby if i wasen't so lazy would have cleaned out the hubs and repacked them /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
    man waren hubs are expensive for a 60 /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    i like marine grease alot, its water restant and i belive it will hold up as well or better than other greases, but i could be wrong, i used it on all my chassis stuff /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  3. boz42

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    most marine grease is not recommended for disc brakes due to the heat

    i use morey's super premuim red water proof grese the local napa stores carry it & it works like a champ. if they don't napa can order it, also it is kinda pricey
     
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    most marine grease is not recommended for disc brakes due to the heat

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    Yep. BAD IDEA!

    I use whatever I can find around the store that is synthetic and high temp rated.
     
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    Valvoline Durablend sythetic wheel bearing grease! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    sold in the tube for the grease gun and sold in the tub for packing bearings. I use it in everything.
     
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    Clean & repack your bearings after every mudbogging trip, and it won't much matter what kind of grease you use. Cheap fresh grease is FAR BETTER than expensive dirty or watery grease.
     
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    I got lucky the steel place I did security at was closing and they had a train to move stuff and they gave me some train wheel bearing grease if it works for a train it should work for my truck. 1 Train bearing is as big as the whole hub on the truck.
     
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    Ford moly grease is the best if you mud bog...
    Autozone sells the coastal for about $2.50 a tube..

    I pack the entire hub with grease...
    so NO water or mud CAN get in...
    my d60 hubs...get 3-4 tubes everytime I re-pack them...

    Now...after I've done this...
    Repacking hubs isn't nessasary more than twice a year..
    After I mud bog...I just remove my driveflanges...
    and look for moisture.. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    I tried using marine grease...
    that stuff just washes out...
    I burned up a set of bearings with that stuff.. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    thats a good idea to pack it full messy but i like it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I pack the entire hub with grease...


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    that must be a messy job.
    wonder if drilling for a grease zerk between the bearings would help that idea.
    personally never had trouble in the hubs with water infiltration and I have parked in a river many times.

    pull the lockout off and go to town with a greasegun.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    I pack the entire hub with grease...


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    that must be a messy job.
    wonder if drilling for a grease zerk between the bearings would help that idea.
    personally never had trouble in the hubs with water infiltration and I have parked in a river many times.

    pull the lockout off and go to town with a greasegun.

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    It was the first couple times....
    a zerk is a fine idea..

    What I do is...
    pack the bearings...
    after sliding the hub on the spindle..
    I just take the grease gun..and start pumping grease...
    turning the hub from time to time..
    then throw the outer bearing in...and the lock nuts..
    then start pumping again...then slide the lock-outs in..

    I play in water and mud for sometimes 8 hours at a time..
    Before I packed the hubs...
    Water would get in during wheel spin...
    It seemed to come in through the stub...
    maybe cutting the wheels to find traction..is why... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    drilling for a grease zerk between the bearings

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    Anyone able to "chop" a picture to illustrate this idea? I've idly thought of it a couple times, but I just can't picture in my head where exactly the zerk would go. And I just don't have the time right now to rip a wheel off my truck to look at it...
     
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    they've essentially told you this, but DO NOT USE "All Purpose" grease up front, or in the rear if you have the rear disc conversion. i wouldn't use it at all personally, just to keep everything the same.
     

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