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over heating bearings
Posted 16 August 2003 - 09:42 AM
Posted 16 August 2003 - 10:27 AM
Posted 16 August 2003 - 11:00 AM
Posted 16 August 2003 - 01:28 PM
Posted 16 August 2003 - 06:53 PM
The heat from disc breaks will make normal grease break down very rapidly. When that happenes, it becomes thin enough to leak out past the seals...
Posted 16 August 2003 - 07:29 PM
Also, pack those bearings good. Take a fistful of grease, and start slapping the bearings into your palm full of grease. Make sure you get as much grease into those suckers as possible.
Posted 16 August 2003 - 07:39 PM
Posted 16 August 2003 - 07:45 PM
Or wait until the bearings go bad, and do it again with more care.
Posted 16 August 2003 - 08:05 PM
Posted 16 August 2003 - 08:43 PM
Posted 16 August 2003 - 08:49 PM
Posted 16 August 2003 - 08:52 PM
Maybe you should do a before and after. Try to find a way to get a reliable tempterature reading other than 3 seconds by finger, and then do it after you repack.
Could be valuable information. I've never even worried about my bearing temps.
Posted 16 August 2003 - 09:35 PM
Posted 16 August 2003 - 11:33 PM
I know bearings aren't cheap, but it would probably be worth a new set and throughly cleaning out all the old grease. I wouldn't think you could re-pack the bearings in the hub.
Maybe go with the new synthetic stuff. They should last forever then.
Posted 17 August 2003 - 09:27 AM
Posted 17 August 2003 - 09:32 AM
Posted 18 August 2003 - 12:16 PM
Posted 18 August 2003 - 07:52 PM
Some heat is normal considering the disc brakes and cv axle all go right there.
You said you have a temp. gun? What does it read?
Does it smell hot?
Posted 18 August 2003 - 08:15 PM
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