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Ball Bearing Maintenance: How do you go about it?

Old 12-25-2001, 09:09 PM
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One simple and quick advice,

Use the cheap ball bearing and replace them once it goes bad ! You will save a lot of time and effort.
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Old 12-26-2001, 03:08 AM
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heh ... manticore ... cheap bearings is not 50% as good as some of the EXPENCIVE REAL GOOD ONES......... if u want tem to be good u would have to flush all the original grease out BUT then ....its the same as buying the expencive ones and taking good care of em ...........so ..............

yea the brown residue is ONE THING ... BUT THE WORST OF ALL is that ... the bearings will get ROUGH like theres sand in it if u just leave it .... WHY? its because it will JAM up the Balls with its sticky RESIDUE!!

try this test .... get a piece of metal ... spray WD40 there rub it then leave it there 4 a few days .... u will see what i mean ....

i only use it o clean out dirt cause its CHEAP and it CLEANS well ...
so i soak rewash the bearings with another more expensive and protective solvent like soft 99 or crc 2-26 to get rid of the wd40 before actually filling it with 5w mobil 1 engine oil
its a long and tedious process BUT its well worth it and it LASTS - not sure how long but .... its been 2 years since i did mine ...and its still running smoother then brand new bearings ...- wierd aint it?? who cares as long as it WORKS LOL
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