What to repack small bearings with?

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by 308GTS, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. 308GTS

    308GTS Formula 3

    Dec 27, 2001
    I have a few small bearings that I want to repack. I cleaned them and got all of the dirt out and repacked them with Lithium grease and they worked well for my application but the grease would gradually come out in small increments. They are 1 1/4 inch OD bearings.
    Is there a special bearing grease for these? Where is a good place to get it?
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  3. ricrain

    ricrain Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
    Dallas Area
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    Lithium tends to liquify too much under pressure and heat. I've found the Mobil 1 Synthetic grease to work well on just about everything, from small bearings to CV joints. It's widely available, too.
  4. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
    Consultant Owner

    May 5, 2001
    Groton, MA
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    Verell Boaen
    I concur w/Ric, Lithium won't take the heat &pressure.
    Go with a moly based synthetic grease rated/recommended for CV joints.
    That's about the most demanding automotive service. Anything that is good enough to work there will do the job in a less demanding environment.

  5. 4re gt4

    4re gt4 Formula 3

    Apr 23, 2002
    Roseburg, OR
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    Hans E. Hansen
    I used moly wheel bearing grease in my Weber carb bearings. Seems OK.........

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