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Gear oil or wheel bearing grease for axel bearings?
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I might not run the car for a couple of months if that makes a difference.  I also read about jacking up the car on one side to let the gear oil run down to the bearing.  Do I pack th3 cavity between the seal and the bearing with high temp bearing grease.  Getting close to finishing the rear axel build.



-- Edited by jim larson on Sunday 13th of February 2022 10:20:12 AM

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No bearing grease, just do the fill and lean to one side, level, refill and lean to the other side. Rotate the axle a couple dozen times when you have it lower, to circulate the lube in the bearing.

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One other thing, if you haven't installed the axles yet, mount your brake system. Much easier to do first than work around the hub.

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Thanks Mitch.  Brake lines have been installed along with wheel cylinders and Russell speed bleeders. I will install the rest of the brakes First.



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Well I messed up.  One of the spider gear thrust washers slipped out.  I have read it is possible to slip back while rotating the carrier.  Anyone have luck at that? Don’t want to remove the housing and carrier to accomplish this.bangheadbanghead



-- Edited by jim larson on Wednesday 16th of February 2022 09:28:33 AM

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