Originally Posted by BigFish
A word about Oregon spindles with sealed bearings and a grease fitting.
The ones we use, and we use a lot of em , have sealed bearings, that is, the bearing is sealed on both sides. So you can pump yer a$$ off and very little, if any grease is gonna make it to the innerds of the brngs!
I verified this by taking a new unit apart.
So if ya wanna grease em, ya might wanna pop the bearings out and remove the inner seals.
Now...back to the race!
I have noted this as well. There is no way for the grease to get to the [sealed] bearing.
We just pack the spindle housing with grease and coat the spindle as well on assembly.
I think the only reason for you to add grease is to help keep water out. Now I never tried to remove the inner seals....and don't know how that will help as the bearing is now unsealed. I get replacement bearings from NAPA.
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