Wheel bearing greases.

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Psucamper
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Wheel bearing greases.

Post by Psucamper » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:59 am

Need to do a maintenance repack on two bay windows front wheel bearings (78 & 79).Seem to recall an entry that discussed a synthetic blend that was better than straight lithium. Could that reference be Valvoline Durablend or another product? What's the current thinking on wheel bearing lube for our cars? RDL

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Re: Wheel bearing greases.

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:00 am

Psucamper wrote:Need to do a maintenance repack on two bay windows front wheel bearings (78 & 79).Seem to recall an entry that discussed a synthetic blend that was better than straight lithium. Could that reference be Valvoline Durablend or another product? What's the current thinking on wheel bearing lube for our cars? RDL
I moved your question here. Just above is a wheel bearing repack thread. Durablend is excellent, but you use less of it in the hub because it flows more successfully at very high temperatures.
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Re: Wheel bearing greases.

Post by Psucamper » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:08 pm

Colin. Thanks for the reply on the Durablend wheel bearing grease. My NAPA has it.Will get a tub soon. Bob L

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