I was getting ready for a long trip (Utah rally
) and thought I would repack the wheel bearings. Good thing I did because one of the outer bearings was not good.
I'll probably replace all bearings and races in both wheels. A good friend with lots of mechanical experience was telling me how he replaced races in hubs with liquid propane
. Just freeze the race with liquid propane
and it will shrink enough to just fall
into the hub. Now I've read that heating the hub to expand it and putting the race in the freezer for 2 hours make it smaller will make installation easier so I might try that but I was thinking of getting a small block of dry ice and freezing the races to aid in installation. If anyone has any experience with replacing bearing races I would like some advise. I've watched a few videos and it looks pretty simple but I would hate to damage a new bearing race.
I'm sure glad I found this problem when I had the trailer in the driveway instead of the highway.