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Question on front axle rebuild...

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by glassman, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. glassman

    glassman

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    Greetings...

    I am rebuilding my front axle/knuckles/ and had several questions.
    Is it worth doing the Marlin tack while I have the axles out?
    do you use two different types of grease on the rebuild?
    I see a post on the lcml right now where they suggest moly lube on the birf and high temp on the knuckle bearings??
    I have a gallon of high temp dino .. ready to go? I want to do the right thing, I don;t want to go back in for a while.
    I read Morgans piece on this but did not address grease type.

    Thanks
    Nice site Woodrow!
     
  2. zipp

    zipp

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    The wheel bearings do need high temp grease- the standard black high temp variety. For packing the birfield and knuckle I used marine grade grease (used in boat trailers- it doesn't turn into soup when it gets wet- and it's blue too!). I was told to use the blue marine grease, or the red grease- I forget what the name of it was... But yeah, two different greases for the bearings and knuckles.

    I didn't do the marlin tack on mine- I probably should have, but I don't really plan on breaking it- so why would I need a quick, and easy way to change out a birf?? If you've got the welder and the know how, then just do it and get it over with. Compressing the inner snap ring on a birf is a pain.

    HTH- Zipp.
     
  3. Slowerthanu

    Slowerthanu SILVER Star

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    What zipp said and do the Marlin tach for sure.
     
  4. woody

    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    I use marine grease on everything...it's good enough for trailer bearings, it's good enuf for my front Cruiser bearings, and it works for the knuckle/birf as well. One grease to carry on the trails too.

    My cruiser only sees rare/short road use tho...