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Old 09-04-2009, 06:06 PM
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As many of us know, bearings can be very temperamental if not given proper attention. As I found out this spring. So after maybe 2000 miles since then, I took a look at them and found them to be worn enough to warrant a replacement. Don't know if something else is going on but how many miles do you guys go before packing the bearings? Bearing buddies are going to be put on with the next new ones this fall.
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:08 PM
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I clean and repack every fall before I put the boat up for the winter.
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:33 AM
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In the past with bearing buddies....
,,, every 2 years with seals and without question.
For the cost,, to remove / clean / insp. it's not worth the saving. Need new seals each time you look anyways.
Do Not buy bearings at a marina or trailer job. NAPA and such are good and 1/2 the price. Just bring an old set to get the numbers (with seal).
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Old 09-08-2009, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Rickski View Post
I clean and repack every fall before I put the boat up for the winter.
best insurance policy you'll ever take out.. I do like wise and my trailer only goes 4 miles a year...
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:50 PM
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Also make sure you use a good high temp grease with a high wash out some wheel bearing greases will wash out at lower temps as they are not made to withstand being put into water.
Also a good idea to let the boat hubs cool for a little while before launching the boat after a long haul
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