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Old 08-16-2008, 12:18 PM   #1
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What type of grease is used for the wheel bearings and clutch bearings. Red,Black,Mobile 1,10w30 oil..??? Also when replacing wheel bearings should you go with rubber/metal shielded bearings or rubber on both sides?

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at $1 each, its not really worth it to worry about greasing them IMO

just replace with new..

an awesome bearing company to check out is www.readyrollers.com

he sells kits for cars, or just sleeves of wheel and clutch bearings..

and rubber/metal i the way to go
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What type of grease is used for the wheel bearings and clutch bearings. Red,Black,Mobile 1,10w30 oil..??? Also when replacing wheel bearings should you go with rubber/metal shielded bearings or rubber on both sides?

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I dont think its 10w30 oil, thats the kind of oil I put in the tranny and clutch of my dirtbike. Its an oil not a grease.

and yeah, I wouldnt even worry about greasing the clutch bearings, not worth it. I use Losi Green Goo grease and it seems to work pretty good.
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I dont think its 10w30 oil, thats the kind of oil I put in the tranny and clutch of my dirtbike. Its an oil not a grease.

and yeah, I wouldnt even worry about greasing the clutch bearings, not worth it. I use Losi Green Goo grease and it seems to work pretty good.
This is what I saw on Avids website.

What should I use to lube my bearings?
There is honestly nothing better on the market that we have found as far as bearing oil other than 10w30 Mobil 1 car oil. The oil is highly engineered and designed for high temperature situations, and a quart will last you your lifetime in RC.
http://www.avidrc.com/shop/?action=support#clean
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Oh man I thought this was "Grease" the movie!
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Avid sells some really good quality bearings. If you use the mobil 1 like David says they will spin free all day long. Bearings require more maintainance with oil in them is the only drawback. I run the TKO ceramics and I use Eureka lube in them, they spin like sin and require a little less maintainance than bearings with oil. I figure they will last at least a complete season with care so it averages out like buying 18 of the $1 bearing ones 4 times a season.
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Avid sells some really good quality bearings. If you use the mobil 1 like David says they will spin free all day long. Bearings require more maintainance with oil in them is the only drawback. I run the TKO ceramics and I use Eureka lube in them, they spin like sin and require a little less maintainance than bearings with oil. I figure they will last at least a complete season with care so it averages out like buying 18 of the $1 bearing ones 4 times a season.
Where can I get Eureka Lube? Who makes it?
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Peter sells it at TKO as well as bearings. If you are in the states that is another place to buy it. His website is www.tkocompetitiondev.com.
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This is what I saw on Avids website.

What should I use to lube my bearings?
There is honestly nothing better on the market that we have found as far as bearing oil other than 10w30 Mobil 1 car oil. The oil is highly engineered and designed for high temperature situations, and a quart will last you your lifetime in RC.
http://www.avidrc.com/shop/?action=support#clean
hmm, I guess thats right, it is a high quality oil, it is made for extremely high temps, and a 3$ quart of oil will last literally a lifetime.

I dont know how hot clutch bearings get, but maybe a w20 oil would be a bit better? w40 is for extreme temps, w30 is for medium, maybe a 5w20 would be the best?
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most people blow the grease/oil out of their clutch bearings before they put them in....

they'll spin freer and wont get oil on your shoes..
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would GMK Mobile 1 be ok to use on wheel bearings? I have a small tube of that.
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