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: Cleaning out Axles?


amish_geek
26th July 2008, 05:56 PM
What is the best way to clean out the drivers on my Axles? I'd like to get the dirt, rocks, and sand out of the bearings and packed full of fresh grease before I put them back into my SPG.

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900t
26th July 2008, 06:22 PM
I tend to go at it for a while with lots of newspaper but then again I read a lot :lol:

TheRedBaron
26th July 2008, 09:58 PM
Em, the same as anything else. Wipe off, run something through it if it's been exposed to dirt (until the needle bearings don't feel gritty), then regrease.

Matt88S
27th July 2008, 12:23 AM
Geesh, how'd they get so dirty? :o

Unclip and slid the boots out of the way, then clean them with carb cleaner and the like, get them all cleaned up, then you'll have to repack the bearings with grease, then fill the boot with it as well. Don't forget to pack the bearings though, really work it down in there.

SpecialTool
27th July 2008, 03:18 AM
I would probably soak 'em in good ol' gasoline.