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L.W. Baxter
07-12-2012, 01:43 PM
Replacing drum brakes on the boat trailer, I've found wear on one axle spindle. My spindle looks pretty much like this picture; the wear is on the rounded shoulder between the inner and outer bearing. Bearings and races are fine, grease was fine, hub appears normal. I don't get it. Where oh where would this wear be coming from?

http://www.randpcarriages.com/ebay/axleparts/spindle70-52-02.JPG

Paul Pless
07-12-2012, 02:11 PM
Where oh where would this wear be coming from?

no clew, but now i got that damn pearl jam cover stuck in my head. . .


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcTrdZCA4Dg

PAlien
07-12-2012, 02:32 PM
I've seen just a tiny bit of corrosion on the race cause wear at the edges of the bearing. You say your races are fine though, so I dunno. I'd check them for even slight pitting or corrosion and replace if you see anything other than smooth metal.

L.W. Baxter
07-12-2012, 02:37 PM
Well, with all four exposed now, two spindles show pitting on top of that shoulder area. I think it is corrosion rather than wear. My seals were pretty well shot, and even though I pumped grease in there a few times a season, I guess I didn't do a good enough job keeping the hubs full of grease and free of saltwater.

Paul Pless
07-12-2012, 07:58 PM
too funny

Mrleft8
07-12-2012, 08:19 PM
Well, with all four exposed now, two spindles show pitting on top of that shoulder area. I think it is corrosion rather than wear. My seals were pretty well shot, and even though I pumped grease in there a few times a season, I guess I didn't do a good enough job keeping the hubs full of grease and free of saltwater.

Don't we usually club our seals?.....

Paul Pless
07-12-2012, 08:20 PM
Don't we usually club our seals?.....not since popeye left

The Bigfella
07-12-2012, 08:26 PM
Did popeye leave?

Canoeyawl
07-12-2012, 08:28 PM
nez bleu

Mrleft8
07-12-2012, 08:28 PM
Did popeye leave?

He drank the last case of Propeller Bitter that we had in The PUB, ate a plate of poutine, and said he was going to the loo... No one's seen him since...

Paul Pless
07-12-2012, 08:28 PM
Did popeye leave?

you hadn't noticed?

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