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Quick sanity check rear axle bearing grease

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20 Jan 2024 10:54 #253598 by Jimima
Hi just done both rear axle/wheel bearings and seals on my abs gen3 jimny. Im Assuming the genuine suzuki/koyo bearings are filled with some kind of magic grease as the diff oil cant get past the axle seal and you dont fill the abs ring cavity with grease and the bearing doesn't really lend itself to having grease packed in it having a flat plate on one side and a rubber seal on the other.
Just wanting to check im not making a rookie mistake not greasing the bearing somehow.

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20 Jan 2024 12:32 #253600 by facade
Yes they come pre-greased with magic grease that lasts the life of the bearing. (mainly because when the grease comes out the bearing fails.....)

Check that the seal surface on the bearing retaining ring is polished and there is a radius on the leading edge to enter the seal, I fitted one that wasn't fully polished once and it leaked.
A smear of grease on the lip of the seal helps reduce any damage when fitting.

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)

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