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Do I still use the outer seal with the Bearing Buddy?

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fishinator:
Don't take this the wrong way, but if you're having this much trouble with bearing buddies , are you sure your bearings are set correctly? Hate to see you trash a set of bearings because the end play is set wrong.

taxid:

--- Quote from: fishinator on May 15, 2023, 02:35 PM ---Don't take this the wrong way, but if you're having this much trouble with bearing buddies , are you sure your bearings are set correctly? Hate to see you trash a set of bearings because the end play is set wrong.

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Not taking it the wrong way at all but why would I have a problem with only one side if I did them both the same way? I tightened down the castle nuts all the way to set the bearings and them backed them off until the wheel turned freely. Then put in the cotter pin and next the Bearing Buddy.

TT:
Could you have two different hubs that donít have the same machined dimensions where you install the buddies? Or maybe the two buddies are not machined the same size. I believe they can be bought in two different sizes.

fishinator:

--- Quote from: taxid on May 15, 2023, 09:27 PM ---Not taking it the wrong way at all but why would I have a problem with only one side if I did them both the same way? I tightened down the castle nuts all the way to set the bearings and them backed them off until the wheel turned freely. Then put in the cotter pin and next the Bearing Buddy.

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I wasn't suggesting that incorrect bearing installation was why the cap wouldn't  go on. I just meant that installing buddies should be a straight forward process. If you struggled with that, I could see a chance at incorrect bearing adjustment. 

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