Originally Posted by biffer
There is one point that hasn't been mentioned with bearings. Let them cool down before you put it in the water. Any bearing sealed or otherwise will suck in water as it cools. Another thing if you have a grease nipple on the hub you can push water out by pumping in grease. Can't do that with sealed bearings
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An exceptionally good point that I'm a big advocate of!!!!
It doesn't take very long to cool down and if they are running pretty good they shouldn't be too hot anyway.