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Old 25 December 2014, 07:59   #1
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Idiot question about installing new hubs/bearings

Hi All

I have new hubs/bearings to install on a trailer.

The assemblies are completely dry (no grease) so having never done this before and not wanting to cock it up please could someone give me some instructions on how and where to put the grease?

I have a tube of grease and a grease gun.

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Old 25 December 2014, 08:42   #2
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there's loads on YouTube, just try "greasing trailer bearings" n fill your boots with advice, or try a search on here in the trailer section
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Old 25 December 2014, 09:52   #3
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Yep You Tube is good, seems to work for me from a video as against reading an instruction manual. Regards Jim
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Go to the stickies, in this trailer section, and about five posts down you'll see a two-parter on how to change a set of taper roller bearings. The finishing bit (i.e. the greasing and installing) will be the bit you're interested in. All the best.
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Make sure to use seawater resistant grease!
General purpose grease is lithium based: salt converts (part of ) the grease into soap, water then lifts it off and attacks the bearing balls/rollers. Marine grease - like everything else for a boat - is quite expensive, instead you can use graphite filled grease.
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