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Packing Bearings the easy way
« on: April 16, 2011, 02:06:24 PM »
HI All,

Please find below the method I pack Bearings, takes about 5 minutes  a bearing total and is very clean compared to traditional methods

Firstly I have cut down a old SU bell as the base and tapped a grease nipple in to it


The using a old socket for the inner spacer and a old bearing as the outer spacer. These will prevent the grease from going everywhere and have been glued in using metal putty, if you are going to make one yourself, my advise is to have a bearing handy as an spacer to align everything


The next step is to place the bearing with raised side upwards over the socket, there is a very small gap between the bearing and the outer ring


Then using old plastic of broken squirty bottle make spacers the go along the bearing and between the bottom guide and the wall of the bell, connect grease gun and start pumping



AS the grease comes through the top, rotate slightly to ensure grease goed into all sections


Once complete, remove plastic spacers wiping the little bit of grease off them


Using a clean rag, grab and cover packed bearing


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Re: Packing Bearings the easy way
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2011, 02:46:47 PM »
wow, thats handy...

good thinking 99

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Re: Packing Bearings the easy way
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2011, 07:27:25 PM »
That's great idea AC, what size SU do we have to butcher, 1-1/4" or 1-1/2"?
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Re: Packing Bearings the easy way
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 09:13:36 AM »
HI Moe,

The base of the bell is 3 inches from one side to the other.

The old socket was big enough for the inner side of the bearing to sit on, the shoulder part of the socket that the nut normally goes on gives a seal of sorts to direct the grease into the bearing, not the centre hole of the bearing.

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Re: Packing Bearings the easy way
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 09:11:16 PM »
You're not just a pretty face AC, thats terrific idea. And not a single piece of cheakerplate in sight. ;D

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Re: Packing Bearings the easy way
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2011, 09:18:57 PM »
And not a single piece of cheakerplate in sight. ;D

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Re: Packing Bearings the easy way
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2011, 04:30:29 PM »
HI All,

The checkerplate cover was completed 2 week ago, I just had not posted it yet

The gap in the side is for the grease gun nozzle, the cover also allow it to sit freely on a bench.



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Re: Packing Bearings the easy way
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2011, 01:23:19 AM »
Damn, you Aussies are clever... ;D

Us South Africans would just keep getting dirty over here... ;D ;D
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Re: Packing Bearings the easy way
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2011, 07:08:18 PM »
Hi guys,

Sorry to drag up an older thread.

Just wished to attach some important info regarding how much grease to use from the bearing manufacturers

http://www.ahrinternational.com/How_much_grease_should_I_fill_my_bearing_with.htm

and

http://www.timken.com/en-us/solutions/automotive/aftermarket/lightduty/TechTips/Documents/Vol3Iss3_Inadaquate_Grease_Lubrication_Part1of3.pdf

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Re: Packing Bearings the easy way
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2020, 09:02:42 PM »
« Last Edit: September 13, 2020, 09:08:00 PM by poida97 »

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Re: Packing Bearings the easy way
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2020, 09:49:40 PM »
Hi,
The type of grease is very important also and one of the 8 reasons for bearing failure mentioned.



Thats a good resource there Poida, with some good info in the pages.

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