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Thread: [B]4x4 front wheel bearings and river crossings[/B]

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    4x4 front wheel bearings and river crossings[

    Anybody got any advice on front wheel bearing grease or lubricant if I don't clean out and repack with fresh Timken wheel bearing grease after every river crossing my front wheel bearings fall apart.
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    Buy a Toyota.... No idea sorry, my old Isuzu was a shocker for wheel bearings and cvs was just one of those maintaince things you had to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Buy a Toyota.... No idea sorry, my old Isuzu was a shocker for wheel bearings and cvs was just one of those maintaince things you had to do
    Bugger forgot about the CV's they will also be full of water

    Fitted a cheap snorkel after the ute in front of me disappeared into a hole in the Rakaia River last year I thought his Navara was a submarine like the James Bond Lotus, might just keep out of water

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    Guy I know has similar issues with his.

    Preventative maintenance seems to be it.

    Every 4WD has its quirks. Even my land cruiser
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    Easy way is don’t get them wet
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    Shit i have driven through heaps of water in my hilux and never ever checked them...
    #375GANG....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Shit i have driven through heaps of water in my hilux and never ever checked them...
    Neither, drive it till itís fucked I say

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    Dont just grease the bearings pack the entire cavity as full as you can= no room for water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Neither, drive it till it’s fucked I say
    Ignorance is bliss
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    Try heaps of marine grease that you use with cutlis?? bearings. Believe it or not, it's supposed to be more water resistant.

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    If you doing a lot of water crossings you will need to do a lot more regular checks on wheel bearings and driveline oils etc.
    No easy way around it. Be prepared to have to change them all often.
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    if doing lots of water crossings might pay to extend your diff breathers as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    if doing lots of water crossings might pay to extend your diff breathers as well
    Pointless

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Buy a Toyota.... No idea sorry, my old Isuzu was a shocker for wheel bearings and cvs was just one of those maintaince things you had to do
    more specifically.... a hiace.
    Use enough gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by longrange308 View Post
    Pointless
    Why?
    Use enough gun

 

 

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