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Old 01-20-2004, 08:48 PM
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Default Bearing lube?

Not to sound to stupid, but what do you experienced guys use to lube your bearings on the clutch bell and what not? I just grenaded both the inside and outside bearings on my clutch and would like to prevent this in the future. TIA
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Old 01-20-2004, 10:31 PM
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If you get sealed bearings you don't have to lube them.
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Old 01-20-2004, 10:35 PM
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Default RE: Bearing lube?

Thats what I was thinking, but a guy I talked to tonight at one of my LHS's says if you don't lube them they do what mine did in my truck today.
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Default RE: Bearing lube?

I don't lube my clutch bell bearings because it just slings into the clutch. Get some sealed bearings and keep an eye on them so you can change them before they explode.
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Old 01-20-2004, 10:44 PM
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Default RE: Bearing lube?

Think about it, if they are sealed how can you even lube them?
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Old 01-21-2004, 09:25 AM
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Default RE: Bearing lube?

Thank You! That is what I thought as well. But this guy at the LHS was hell bent on relubing them.
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Old 01-21-2004, 01:47 PM
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I don't even know how it could be done without ruining the bearing. Next time your in there, you should ask him to show you how to do it.
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Old 01-21-2004, 02:06 PM
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the guy in the lhs might be refering to needle bearings, thats the only conclusion i can come up with
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Default RE: Bearing lube?

you can Actually re-lube your bearings.... even if they are sealed... you have to be VERY careful but it is possible to open your bearings clean them out... relube them and put them back together.
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Default RE: Bearing lube?

Doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of a "sealed" bearing? If it comes to a point where you have to open them up to re-lube them, then they must not have been very "sealed" to begin with.
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