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  • 05-14-2009, 10:02 PM
    Tahiti Boss21
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D View Post
    So your a saftey freak about things are you? HMMMMMMMM truck bed?

    u confused "bead" with me!! I don't check wheel bearings that often. I think i need a ride in that boat and it will help me forget about buying a new truck bed!
  • 05-14-2009, 02:47 PM
    Mike D
    Quote Originally Posted by bead View Post
    I meant to say i check it every time i go out . if i greased it everytime it would
    be a huge mess in the transom area, but yes i do check the wheel bearings by looking at how far the spring is in . better safe than sorry.
    So your a saftey freak about things are you? HMMMMMMMM truck bed?
  • 05-13-2009, 11:15 PM
    Tahiti Boss21
    Quote Originally Posted by greg shoemaker View Post
    Will you be on patrol on the back row on Memorial weekend?
    workin on it, but i might have to work
  • 05-13-2009, 10:54 PM
    bead
    Quote Originally Posted by greg shoemaker View Post
    If your pump is designed for an oil bath use it. Pumps that a designed for grease have a snap ring so that the grease will not push out the seal.I use a light weight oil in the Berkeley and Lengend bowl and reccommend that you check it every third or fourth trip.Greasing the bearing every time you take the boat is absoultly to much grease. Do you grease your wheel bearing every time you take your truck to the lake? Once you grease the bearing at the begining of the season I feel that is plenty of lube.The only time I would over grease is for some reason your bearing was submerged under water.Forgot to put in the drain plug , took a roller over the back of the boat and let set for a period of time .Many times I've had customers have bearing failure due to this type of sititutation.
    I meant to say i check it every time i go out . if i greased it everytime it would
    be a huge mess in the transom area, but yes i do check the wheel bearings by looking at how far the spring is in . better safe than sorry.
  • 05-13-2009, 04:28 PM
    greg shoemaker

    Backrow

    Will you be on patrol on the back row on Memorial weekend?
  • 05-13-2009, 02:11 PM
    Tahiti Boss21
    copy that thanks.
  • 05-13-2009, 02:06 PM
    greg shoemaker

    Bowl

    The heavier the weight the easier it is to push the bowl seal out. So I perfer to use a lighter weight oil.
  • 05-13-2009, 01:51 PM
    Tahiti Boss21
    greg, i was told years ago to use the gear lube for outdrives..i think it's 80 ish weight, seems to work so faar,,or do you recommend lighter than that? i have a 12j3 with the two pipe plugs.
  • 05-13-2009, 05:26 AM
    greg shoemaker

    Bowls

    If your pump is designed for an oil bath use it. Pumps that a designed for grease have a snap ring so that the grease will not push out the seal.I use a light weight oil in the Berkeley and Lengend bowl and reccommend that you check it every third or fourth trip.Greasing the bearing every time you take the boat is absoultly to much grease. Do you grease your wheel bearing every time you take your truck to the lake? Once you grease the bearing at the begining of the season I feel that is plenty of lube.The only time I would over grease is for some reason your bearing was submerged under water.Forgot to put in the drain plug , took a roller over the back of the boat and let set for a period of time .Many times I've had customers have bearing failure due to this type of sititutation.
  • 05-12-2009, 09:23 PM
    bead
    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherWolf View Post
    so whats better gear oil or grease in your bowl??... I picked up a split bowl that has a been used with grease in it instead of oil....whick is better?... I had planned on replacing the seal and bearings but not sure which to stick to.
    Im no expert ,but I was told you can put any weight oil in it and do it often . I personaly do it every time i go out, along with the greasing the front bearing. I was also told that some individuales take out the plugs all together and run the water through it, but I dont think I ike that idea.
  • 05-12-2009, 04:01 PM
    BrotherWolf

    Bowls

    so whats better gear oil or grease in your bowl??... I picked up a split bowl that has a been used with grease in it instead of oil....whick is better?... I had planned on replacing the seal and bearings but not sure which to stick to.

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