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Old 01-26-2013, 05:08 PM   #1
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Popping that seal

Hi Ya'll. Need to know how many of you guys are popping the seal on a new wheel bearing and giving them a grease before you fit them?

Just popped the seal's on a new set of bearings and only noticed grease on one of the three bearings (included cush drive). Am I the only one doing this? Cheers Glenn.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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Hi Ya'll. Need to know how many of you guys are popping the seal on a new wheel bearing and giving them a grease before you fit them?

Just popped the seal's on a new set of bearings and only noticed grease on one of the three bearings (included cush drive). Am I the only one doing this? Cheers Glenn.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:32 PM   #3
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I thought

I thought that sealed bearing are greased already, how do you pop the seal without damage?

Cheers gordo'
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:01 PM   #4
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I thought that sealed bearing are greased already, how do you pop the seal without damage?

Cheers gordo'
You can lever the seal out with a very fine blade screwdriver, then grease the bearing.
You can then face the side you tampered with inwards and be less likely exposed to the elements.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:12 PM   #5
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Some sealed bearings have a tiny hole that can take grease with the use of a grease tool just for the job.

Others you might see have a metal seal not plastic. The edge of these are segmented and are spring steel. You can lift one, two or three of these up and the seal will pop out without damage.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:39 PM   #6
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Hi Ya'll. Need to know how many of you guys are popping the seal on a new wheel bearing and giving them a grease before you fit them?

Just popped the seal's on a new set of bearings and only noticed grease on one of the three bearings (included cush drive). Am I the only one doing this? Cheers Glenn.
I always pick the seals out, wash the grease out with thinners, pack with a good quality water proof grease suitable for wheel bearings and then refit the seals. I find using an O ring pick with a pointy end removes the seal without damaging them.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:58 PM   #7
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yep. bearing manufacturers are very stingy with the grease
i always pack them out with BelRay waterproof grease
i pick the seals out with a needle
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