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Old 07-10-2007, 05:48 PM   #1
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Default Thrust bearing maintenance..

Need help with this one, all the bearings came out of the housing in the center of the thrust bearing, dont know if it was due to me adjusting the clutch, or not having the correct grease for bearings, its shimmed correctly. Need to know good thrust bearing maintenance procedures, it will be appreciated thanks...
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:13 PM   #2
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Be sure to clean and lube the thrust bearing often. After each race day at a minumum if not more.

Be sure to use good quality grease like Mugen Super Grease.
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I grease my bearings after every session. In some cases, I grease them again at the track. At the end of the season, I will have changed them at least once.
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I grease it but I really don't think that it does any good. I can run the car for twenty laps or five laps and it comes back without any grease in it.
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I grease it but I really don't think that it does any good. I can run the car for twenty laps or five laps and it comes back without any grease in it.

Not quite right there grasshopper. That grease is there in a small layered format. Wash it with a clean solvent and you'll see grease residue, not just dirt, come from the thrust bearing.

Mugen Super grease, Ronnie grease, or any high temperature, high pressure wheel lube packing grease from Lucas Oil, Quaker State, or Shell will work fine too. I've used many greases and found they all work fine. You can buy a whole cartridge tube of wheel bearing grease for 3 bucks or so. Cheap thrills to last a lifetime.
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I wipe it clean and lubed it with Assiciated black grease when I get to the track, and then I do it again in the midle of the day.
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mugen grease every week.
new every month or so when i change the bell.
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iv'e been using the same thrust bearing for almost a year now and all i do is put grease on it after each raceday. i use this copper coloured, high temp grease and yes most of it does fly off after a heat but there is always a thin layer left on the thrust bearing.
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its shimmed correctly.
So, you have a minimum amount of end play?
To much end play will destroy the thrust bearing, no matter how much grease is applied.....
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First make sure you have your thrust bearing assembled correctly, in the Mugen they use a 10 X 5 X 4, the bearing plate that goes to the engine is 5.2ml and the outside plate is 5ml if you put them in the wrong way it will smash the cage.
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Default Thrust bearing

Kewl thanks Keeper, when i assembled the bearing i didnt look at that note in the manual i just put it together, didnt know that one bearing was bigger than the other, and thats exactly what happened, i'll pay more attention to detail from here on out, or buy stock in thrust bearings lol, well thanks to all that applied back, really good info guys...
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