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    It seems that in my neck of the woods that many mechanics pop the seals out of the rollers, front and rear and pack them full of grease when they do pit maintenance. IMO, all it does is make a mess and ruin the rubber half moon seats. If the bearing runs smooth, I say leave it alone. Does anyone agree with me?
    Yeah but, We've always done it that way.

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    Re: greasing carpet roller bearings

    Agreed!

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    • #3
      Re: greasing carpet roller bearings

      I'll second that emotion. I don't see a need for that, or what you might be gaining? I've never experienced a problem with leaving them 'dry'.

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      • #4
        Re: greasing carpet roller bearings

        When the pit is disassembled, all the bearings should be washed out in a solvent tank and repacked with fresh grease. There is still dirt inside the bearings.

        Also new bearings should be washed in the solvent tank.

        Keep all spare bearings already washed in solvent and stored with a wire tie around each bearing and seal assy. This will allow quick repacking of the bearings and wont allow you to mix up which seals go to which bearing.

        Dry and dirty bearings do not ever last as long as clean and repacked bearings.

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        • #5
          Re: greasing carpet roller bearings

          I agree. But instead of repacking them with grease, i like to use a little syrup. Log Cabin for the ones in decent shape, Aunt Jemimah for the really bad ones.
          The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks.

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          • #6
            Re: greasing carpet roller bearings

            I am withdrawing my earlier response, due to an alcohol induced failure to comprehend the question.

            I agree with Monkey, but generic syrup works just as well, and is more cost effective in the long run. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

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            • #7
              Re: greasing carpet roller bearings

              Originally posted by Larry The Table Guy:
              I use Mrs Butterworth.
              <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Fixed.

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              • #8
                Re: greasing carpet roller bearings

                Sorry for the stupid post--well at least I know how well I'm liked here! but thanks anyway-hope you had fun.
                Yeah but, We've always done it that way.

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                • #9
                  Re: greasing carpet roller bearings

                  VO5 ?
                  Formerly known as Cyclone Lanes

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                  • #10
                    Re: greasing carpet roller bearings

                    Cyclone, I'm not too savvy with acronyms. What is VO5 ?
                    Yeah but, We've always done it that way.

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                    • #11
                      Re: greasing carpet roller bearings

                      Brunsamf, I always repack bearings, if they need it. I pull the seals, flush them with solvent, then soak them in Diesel until they are clean and dirt free. Let them drip dry, finish drying with air, then pack with greese of choice, reseal and into the inventory for reuse.

                      This is one area that mech can save money and spread their budget.
                      Pinspotters do not break down when they are not running!

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                      • #12
                        Re: greasing carpet roller bearings

                        Origonally posted by King, but stollen from Confusis

                        Dry and dirty bearings do not ever last as long as clean and repacked bearings.
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                        Very profound Jerry.
                        [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
                        Pinspotters do not break down when they are not running!

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