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Old 10-24-2002, 03:56 PM   #15
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You will need something to act as a solvent to help melt the old grease... I used a can of gas , but mineral spirits will work. Several have posted web links to dexter axle and others... These have a wealth of knowledge.

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Noted this passage from one of the bearing sites noted above in an earlier post..


Thoroughly clean the bearings and other parts in a solvent (not gasoline!) until all the old grease is removed. Set the aside to dry completely or blow dry with compressed air. Don't use the air pressure to spin the bearing, as damage could result to the bearing or to your person!

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Old 10-24-2002, 10:25 PM   #16
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My thought

I personally don't think the gasoline will damage the bearing. The problem with using gasoline is the fire hazard. I have used gasoline for years and have never had a bearing failure on the road, have replaced a few after many miles of use.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Arctic Owl:
My son got me a new Bearing Packer for my birthday. I have not used it yet but he tells me after I use it I will never use any other way again. It is From 'Blue Point' and it is called an 'E-Z Squeeze Bearing Packer, part #YA-470A. It is a 4second operation & flushes out the old grease with new. No air hose necessary. Packs 50 to 65 bearings with 1 filling. Made of Space Age Materials. 2 year warranty. I am looking forward to trying it the next time I do my bearings.
Just thought I would pass on the information for those interested.

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I bought one of those years ago from Snap on and I like mine too.
But K&D tools and others make the same thing.
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:26 PM   #18
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Personally, I find diesel or kerosene works better than gas as a solvent, and the "less likely to burst into flames" thing is just a nice added benefit.

A jug of kerosene is only a few bucks, and I think it is worth it for the added safety.

I also find the jug to be a handy place to dispose of the diesel drained off from changing the filter in my truck.

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