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    Rusty the microwave is not as good as the oven set at 120*. This is the lowest I have seen my grease packed bearings run on the hub.
    Now if one got the bearings to tight or is overloading the truck then well you get the Idea.
    Razor did you pack your hub. I buy the grease in 5 Gal. bucket's
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    I do pack some grease in the hub but not full.
    Are you putting your wheel bearings in tne microwave James?
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    No I like my bearing's uncooked or raw. The microwave make them tuff to chew. Now the wad of grease I put in the oven to watch it lay down for a test.
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    I bought a bearing packer from one of the local parts stores. Very easy to use and doesn't make a mess. Note the deuce wheel bearings barely fit, but they do!
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    I pack my hubs full, and they run at ambient temp. Most of the time they even feel cool/ lukewarm to the touch. My infrared temp gun reads them all around 80 degrees after hours on the road.
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    I have a question or two on wheel bearing servicing.
    I last did all the bearings and brakes on a Deuce about 8 years ago so I am rusty.
    I have all of the TMs in PDF and I see the information in this thread on the area of instruction for the bearings.
    I "thought" that I remembered an area where a cork is installed in the keyway of the spindle and sealed in place but it is not mentioned in the TM or at least I have not come across it yet.
    Does anyone recall this elusive tidbit of info or is it not for this truck?
    I ask because when my truck have a wheel cylinder stick last week, I
    pulled the rear hub and discovered that all the grease was washed out by gear oil due to leaking seals, etc.
    I want to do all of my bearings while I am changing wheel cylinders and flex hoses and want my new grease to stay put where it is supposed to be.
    If I do not get it transported to my new home area I will be driving it 700 miles instead.
    Engine oil & filters done, fuel filters done, and gear oils to be done. Everything is getting freshly lubed.
    Note; If you can recommend a new conventional gear oil for yellow metal, that would be great too as I have not purchased any for 8 years now. I also want to do the bearings on the rear boggies as they have probably never been done unless the truck has have axles replaced sometime since 1970.
    Thanks for reading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimm1009 View Post
    I have a question or two on wheel bearing servicing.
    I last did all the bearings and brakes on a Deuce about 8 years ago so I am rusty.
    I have all of the TMs in PDF and I see the information in this thread on the area of instruction for the bearings.
    I "thought" that I remembered an area where a cork is installed in the keyway of the spindle and sealed in place but it is not mentioned in the TM or at least I have not come across it yet.
    Does anyone recall this elusive tidbit of info or is it not for this truck?
    I ask because when my truck have a wheel cylinder stick last week, I
    pulled the rear hub and discovered that all the grease was washed out by gear oil due to leaking seals, etc.
    I want to do all of my bearings while I am changing wheel cylinders and flex hoses and want my new grease to stay put where it is supposed to be.
    If I do not get it transported to my new home area I will be driving it 700 miles instead.
    Engine oil & filters done, fuel filters done, and gear oils to be done. Everything is getting freshly lubed.
    Note; If you can recommend a new conventional gear oil for yellow metal, that would be great too as I have not purchased any for 8 years now. I also want to do the bearings on the rear boggies as they have probably never been done unless the truck has have axles replaced sometime since 1970.
    Thanks for reading.
    jimm1009
    The "cork" is used to seal the "keyway" on the spindle, keeping differential fluid from entering the wheel bearings. You can use a good silicone, but the cork or a similar material is best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimm1009 View Post
    I have a question or two on wheel bearing servicing. ~ cork is installed in the keyway of the spindle ~ freshly lubed ~ Note; If you can recommend a new conventional gear oil for yellow metal, jimm1009
    After much research, and I mean a lot of research, I serviced all the axles with new copper squish washers and this lube. I got the VV829 from Amazon as it was shipped to here as is still available.
    gear oil Deuce differentials oil A 07262013.jpg gear oil Deuce differentials oil B 07262013.jpg

    I put no grease in the truck except what the TM said to use which is GAA.
    Yes, I bought two cases of GAA, many on here scoff at that but it is what the TM's say to use, never had a problem with it and I like the smell of it..

    About the cork in the keyway, I made my own and sealed that in with RTV, none of them ever leaked again. I had a hard time finding a bottle of wine with the proper cork to use, lots of plastic nowadays, but I persevered. The cork in the keyway thing is mandatory and been covered many times in SS. Here is a bit of my findings on cork for the axle keyway from many contributors.

    Note that the axle keyway must be really really clean (think trichloroethane and brake clean stuff) to pack the cork in there and seal it with RTV and let it dry.

    cork seal .jpg
    cork in the keyway Hub.jpg
    cork seals 20171201_080051.jpg
    cork seal 1.jpg
    cork seal 2.jpg

    The information as it exists that you seek is in here about the cork.
    If it just looks like a black box to you click on it as the TB is there.
    TB-9-2300-426-20 brakes cork seal.pdf

    Or you could start your own search by using the search box and get this
    https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=partne...6do%3Deditpost
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    As a millwright I find the cork insert fantastic! Simple but elegant and the porous nature of the cork would be great for the Rtv to stick to. As mentioned above, those surfaces have to be CLEAN for the rtv to stick. No oil or crease residue at all on any of the metal parts or the surface of the cork you want it to stick.. Rubbing alcohol would probably do the job just find just make sure it's super clean and give the rtv a full 24 hrs before returning to service to set properly. If you get grease on the cork, you'll probably have to use a new one. Doubt you would be able to get that surface clean once contaminated.

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