Front wheel bearings

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lucas
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Front wheel bearings

Postby lucas » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:06 pm

I took apart my front end to repack they bearings and realized im out of grease. Also I need new bearing seals for the back of the assembly. What grease do some you all use??

Also on my Introduction post some of you commented I may have a big wheel package how to I tell if I do or not?

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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby FiatSpider2 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:33 am

I use Lucas Red and Tacky Poly Grease

https://lucasoil.com/products/grease/red-n-tacky-grease

Here is a staffer from the Farm Journal showing how to hand pack. I like this one because he shows how to do it correctly while too many out there do not.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhL1uAp_WCw

He appears to be using the Green EP Extra Heavy Duty Agricultural Grease.
https://lucasoil.com/products/grease/lu ... uty-grease
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lucas
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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby lucas » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:54 pm

I used red n tacky and hand packed em just like that gentleman did. I did the same job on my 02 trooper a few months back and this pick up is literally the same set up with the exception of manual hubs. Turns out the grease was old as hell and the bearings were way to lose

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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby FiatSpider2 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:07 am

lucas wrote:I used red n tacky and hand packed em just like that gentleman did. I did the same job on my 02 trooper a few months back and this pick up is literally the same set up with the exception of manual hubs. Turns out the grease was old as hell and the bearings were way to lose


As long as the rollers and cones weren't pitted or scored then you should be good to go.

I know we don't like it however you really do need to replace the seal every time you repack the bearings.
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lucas
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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby lucas » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:51 pm

oh yeah new seals on both sides, trying to reuse one of those would be both difficult and almost impossible. They get destroyed almost every time I've taken them off.