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Old 09-05-2009, 08:49 AM   #1
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I have a old vspec. I took the rubber seal off, cleaned the balls out with brake cleaner and repact it with mobil one grease put the seal back on. Feels and sound great.

I would like your thoughts on this before i run it.

ETA to add that i have new bearings for my ninja on the way.
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You can put grease in them, but the oil in the crankcase lubricates them.
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You can put grease in them, but the oil in the crankcase lubricates them.
thats better. thanx. See, that helps me.
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I have a old vspec. I took the rubber seal off, cleaned the balls out with brake cleaner and repact it with mobil one grease put the seal back on. Feels and sound great.

I would like your thoughts on this before i run it.

ETA to add that i have new bearings for my ninja on the way.

you greased the Motor bearing's ?


that's a Big No no....you have to remove that grease before firing the motor is that's the case.
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you greased the Motor bearing's ?


that's a Big No no....you have to remove that grease before firing the motor is that's the case.
yeah but its a front engine bearing with a seal I didn't grease the rear bearing obviously.

So I can't take the seal of the front bearing and put grease?
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so should i take everything out the motor and clean them with brake cleaner. or could i take the seal back off and clean the off with wd40?

Damn gotta take the flywheel off again.
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Should have asked that question before you did it LOL. You didnt have a problem asking all those other silly questions you have asked but an important one you just go a do........IMAGINE THAT
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I didn't ask huh? this is from chris.


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You can put grease in them, but the oil in the crankcase lubricates them.

nice try though, now go play. And now since i got the wrong info, i get to tear my engine down AGAIN.
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nice try though, now go play. And now since i got the wrong info, i get to tear my engine down AGAIN.
dreaux, you keep up this attitude noone is going to help. We dont mind helping just keep the attitude away, ignore the other jerks.
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too much drama in these forums between everyone!! its like a soap opera!
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dreaux, you keep up this attitude noone is going to help. We dont mind helping just keep the attitude away, ignore the other jerks.
i understand. But understand that i don't have a hatefull bone in my body. I don't like explaining, but if a guy is basicly going to be a smart ass. I don't mind, but, nevermind i guess your right. I was told it was ok though to put grease in them fwiw.
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nice try though, now go play. And now since i got the wrong info, i get to tear my engine down AGAIN.
Read this, "the oil in the crankcase lubricates them." Mobil 1 grease is a synthetic lube that should not be used as bearing grease. When I said grease that was partly my mistake, but I have some very thin grease that is almsot like oil so it wont be like Mobil 1 which is a thick grease, and is designed to be used on pats like diffs as a sealent, cvd's, etc.
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How old are your front engine bearings? I don't think that seal likes being removed and a leak there could Kaboom a jx21. Might just want to put new a one in.


I put Lucas red grease with antisieze in my bearings that have alot of load. Drivetrain bearings, not engine bearings. On bearings with an easier job (like steering or my Slash's drive train) I use a self cleaning sticky oil lube that I made for rifles and motorcycle chains.
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