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Bearins and packing with grease
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Greeney in France



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:02 am    Post subject: Bearins and packing with grease Reply with quote

I am going to be reinstating the bearings very soon and wanted to ask about types of grease and packing I know what the "manual suggests but it was written in 1936. All sides have double bearing races with 3 or 4" in between I have renewed all with new SKF
Do I just go for the lithium based grease or do you have other/better options
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peter scott



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the last 30 odd years I've always used graphite grease and have never had a bearing failure with it whereas I did have the odd wheel bearing failure with LM. Maybe the only thing to draw from this is that having had failures in the past I'm now less neglectful.

I just like the idea of a lubricant that has an added safety margin.

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Phil - Nottingham



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graphite greases are not usually high melting point though although I have heard a lot use them in wheel bearings without problems
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I just use the mc-cormic grease, suppose that is the lithium type. If it is ok for use at work it is ok for me.

Cheers

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lithium types are HMP bearing greases
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