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This is a question about lubricating the wheel bearings. On my trailer the hub cap has a rubber cover that when removed reveals a grease fitting. This grease fitting directs the grease between the hub and axle between the two bearings. The manual directs that grease be added until the overflow comes out the outer bearing. What I want to know is if I can use a bearing buddy on a hub like this? The bearing buddy will fill up the cavity outside the outer bearing. Does the grease fitting need to be removed to allow the grease under pressure by the bearing buddy find its way into the axle and then the hub and bearings?
D. Sakonchick, Avon, CT
Answered on: 6/2005
MIKE: It sounds like you already have a "bearing buddy" type of set up. If you have the ability to inject grease into the bearings without having to disassemble them then you are already doing the job that the bearing buddy is intended to do. Your goal is to keep fresh grease on the bearings and keep the water out. If it isn't broken, don't fix it.
The Boat Trailering Guy: Mike