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Rivernut

I know this has been posted at some time or another, but do they grease the inner bearings or just the outer ones? Thanks.

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sparcebag

I've read other posts that say they don't.So as to satifiy myself my bearings needed grease.I put the grease gun to my Bearing buddies on one side then pulled it both were greased inner & outter.the grease came out the axle side as all grease fittings do.They looked fine I then took the other side off and greased by hand,the side by hand was packed better,(I forced grease in the rollers) My conclusion is hand packed may make one feel better and uses less grease,but greasing through the zert worked fine and the whole inner race was filled.(Excess grease)

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Rivernut

Thats what I thought. I checked mine after 6 years, (oops) and both inner and outer were like new and full of grease. Also repacked inner by hand for a little piece of mind. Thanks for the info!

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harvey lee

I remove mine every year and repack and replace seals. Good time also to check bearings and the race. Easier at home than to have trouble on the road. My boat sees many miles in a year and gets into the water alot.

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theoilman

Do an internet search for the bearing buddy site. They have a lot of information for you there.

There are several different brands of greases full fill bearing pack systems on the market. In my opinion the original bearing buddy is the best. This system is designed to completely fill both bearings as well as the complete hub area with grease. But if you do a complete service and reassemble dry then try to grease from the grease fitting it is nearly impossible to full fill the system. I recommend prepacking the bearings and prefilling the hub when you do a complete inspection and service. Also the type of grease you use will make a big difference. Use the best 'water-proof' grease. I sent out a "Lube-Tip" including a lot more information about Boat Trailer Wheel Bearings

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Easier at home than to have trouble on the road.


But then there is no interesting stories to tell later? smirk.gif

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Surface Tension

The grease has to pass though the bearing to get the grease in there. Can that be done to the inside bearing, yes but its a fine line of going to far and pushing grease through the seal, which you don't want to do.

You should still pull everything apart to clean and inspect every so often. How often depends. If you have grease slung on the inside of the hub then it needs to be done, plan on replacing the seals at a minimum when every you do a complete repack.

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