Originally Posted by Lins
Ok but then the shop foreman said you wouldnít have had a failure if you used the EZ lube system?
Iím sure the place that did the bearing did a proper job but one of the mistakes a lot of people make is not ensuring the removal of the residue from the cleaning solvent from the bearing. You need MEK, brake cleaner or even baking the bearing to fully remove solvents like varsol. If not, any residue may prevent the grease from sticking to the bearing. This is what we do in the helicopter world for bearings that are lubed by grease and not oil.
He did not say I would not have had the bearing failure had I used the EZ Lube system. Like me, he said it was a good thing I did not rely on it or I would have had that bearing fail.
I too know how to properly clean, de-grease and re-grease bearings and your method above is nearly the same. For me, when Im done de-greasing blow them out completely with a blow gun to get the last of it out of all the cracks and crevices.
As it turns out we have something in common, I make my living flying helicopters, and have done so for over 40 years, both in the US Army and civilian world
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