Greased front bearings

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by freightlinerman, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. freightlinerman

    freightlinerman Road Train Member

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    I have a 91 Ford L9000 and it has greased front bearings, with a dust cover of course. The truck has been sitting, do they need to be repacked after a certain interval? I've only dealt with oil bath hubs. I bought the truck used and don't know the history. Thanks.
     
  2. superhauler

    superhauler Super Crusty

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    it wouldn't hurt to repack them better safe than sorry. you can probably convert them to oil bath which in my opinion is better. but i would replace bearings and races and seals if you do.
     
  3. MNdriver

    MNdriver Road Train Member

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    semi-annually would be a good thing if it's driven a lot. Otherwise at least annually.
     
  4. Cowpie1

    Cowpie1 Road Train Member

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    Yeah, repacking wheel bearings on a regular basis is a smart move. Unless you got those lifetime pack type hubs that International likes to use.
     
  5. freightlinerman

    freightlinerman Road Train Member

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    No, these are old style, 6 screws hold the grease cover on. I don't think the sealed units were available back then.
     
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