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Re: Bearing Buddies for trailers
Not strictly true, Mark - it really isn't a good idea to fill the entire
spindle with grease. If you do this, with nowhere else to go, the grease gets forced into places it shouldn't ever get to - like the brake shoes.
(Don't ask me how I know..
Originally Posted by Lake Superior Sailor
Bearing Buddies are a poor excuse for proper maintainance and I would not waste money on them!...Dale
Not true either.. Bearing buddies allow the grease to expand and contract as the wheel/axles gets heated up and rapidly cooled down (particularly on launching the boat after a long drive!) preventing water getting sucked into the bearing and subsequent bearing failure...
I'd consider them essential
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Last edited by Classic30; 04-11-2013 at 12:45 AM.