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Old 09-29-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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Question New bearing job - do races go too?

I am about to replace my fiver's bearings after about 20K miles. Three years ago I replaced the bearings and the races too. The races appear perfect still. Do I need to replace them too? Iam using the exact same bearings as 3 years ago.(Timkens). Also used Timken races last change.

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Old 09-29-2013, 05:32 PM   #2
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absolutely. they have a wear pattern with the old bearings so you need both new.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:33 PM   #3
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If you replace bearings, might as well replace races. Already in there.
But, why replace them? Just clean, repack properly, adjust brakes (replace if necessary), and reinstall and test.
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absolutely. they have a wear pattern with the old bearings so you need both new.
X2, Last time I needed any ; you couldn't by a brg alone , came as a set brg and race. New on new is the way to go.
But as in the other post , if this is a maintenance servicing of the brgs then a repack after inspection with new seals, is the way it's done most times. Any wear on the rollers transfers to the race, clean everything up, and check for wear , don't mix the brgs to another race .
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A properly greased and assembled wheel bearings should last well beyond 20,000 miles.

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A properly greased and assembled wheel bearings should last well beyond 20,000 miles.

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I agree. I would clean, inspect and repack them. No need to replace unless the bearings and race are scored, damaged. overheated and such...
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There are different grades of bearings. I replaced the made in China with those not, SKF, used Amsoil synthetic grease and will not touch it for years other than to adjust the brakes.
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They should be changed as a set. The race is the cheapest piece anyway.

I carry two complete sets, bearings, races, seals, washer, nut and locks in my clown closet. If it goes wrong on the road, it goes very bad. I figure the odds of either one entire axle or one side going is pretty slim.
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I didn't know you could buy a bearing with out the race. I never did for sure.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:13 PM   #10
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WHY???? 5r bearings should last 200,000 miles. I clean and lube with synthetic grease every 40,000 along with a thorough brake and spring inspection. 30 yrs a fleet manager.
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A properly greased and assembled wheel bearings should last well beyond 20,000 miles.

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I get it.. If he wants to change bearing so be it. His question was not if, but if on the races.
It's predictive maintenance.
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