Wheel Bearings

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 18:40
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I have a set of Wheel Bearings (used but in good condition) that were replaced during an upgrade of my caravan,I intend to carry them with me as spares.
I need to know the best way to store them (hopefully for a long time),should I use Lanotec or something heavier,is there a favorite wrapper or just Heavy Duty Plastic and Duct tape.Thanks in advance

eerfree
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Reply By: hoyks - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 18:53

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 18:53
For starters, I would get new ones, but if you want to keep them, how about a small Tupperware type container and pack them in grease so they are ready to go, straight out of the box so to speak. A small plastic box will only set you back a few $$ from the supermarket, or flog one from the cupboard and hope no one notices.
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 22:09

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 22:09
I have mine pre-loaded with grease & then I vacuum packed them with our Foodsaver machine.
Don't forget to also carry a spare seal, split pin & a pin punch.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stillthinkinaboutit - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 07:30

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 07:30
I would also suggest carrying a spare nut and washer. Have seen were a bearing has seized and ground the washer and nut away.

Regards,
Mark
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Reply By: eerfree - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 23:11

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 23:11
Hoyks,Shaker
Thanks for the good words,looks like it is - up to the elbows in grease again!!!

Cheers

eerfree
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Reply By: Topcat (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 00:18

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 00:18
I have a set packed in Denso Tape which is used to preserve such things as bearings ect to increase their shelf life. I've had them packed in this condition for over 15 years & they are in as new condition. The tape is lined with waterproof grease & comes in rolls of 3 to 4 meter lengths. You should be able to pick up a roll from such places as Repco, Atkin Carlyle or Blackwoods. Cheers.
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Reply By: traveller2 - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 15:13

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 15:13
Another cheap way to pack them is to pack them with fresh grease and wrap them in strips of clean cotton cloth with more grease, the cloth will absorb the grease and keep the bearings ok if then sealed in a small plastic container or a couple of ziploc bags. Second the idea of spare seals, splitpins, nuts and washers as well.
A spare cap for the outside isn't a bad idea either.
I always fit hubcaps or make guards for the caps as flying rocks can knock them off, no caps = no bearings very quickly.
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Reply By: eerfree - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 22:22

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 22:22
Still,Topcat,Trav2
Good stuff,Thanks very much.
eerfree
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