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Old 02-03-2019, 08:49 PM   #21
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You basically have ChicagoRawhide/SKF and National for seals, that is if you want to buy quality!

Stick with the numbers I mentioned above otherwise they will be a Chinese POS.
OK, so you are saying these are better.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:51 PM   #22
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I also have used Mobil 1 synthetic grease (Red) for packing bearings for years. Does anyone think that there is a better grease and why is it better?
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:58 PM   #23
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I bought 4 of these so I can convert to Oil Bath, US Made.


National Seal 370219A Oil Bath Seal AMAZON $21.88 each
Why convert? Are you using the same bearings and cap?
I get that you will not need to repack bearings going oil bath, but if it leaks you could have a catastrophic failure if you do not see it.
Have you already converted?
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:01 PM   #24
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OK, so you are saying these are better.
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US Made National and SKF/CR are top quality. The Redline is a relabeled seal no Idea where it's made?

It's like Timken US VS import stuff.
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:04 PM   #25
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I also have used Mobil 1 synthetic grease (Red) for packing bearings for years. Does anyone think that there is a better grease and why is it better?

I have used the AMZ/OIL Synthetic Red grease for many years. Never an issue. All the greasable parts on the front of my 98 RAM 2500 were original at 360k when I sold it to my Son.
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:07 PM   #26
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Why convert? Are you using the same bearings and cap?
I get that you will not need to repack bearings going oil bath, but if it leaks you could have a catastrophic failure if you do not see it.
Have you already converted?
ONLY reason they quit using the oil bath was the oil residue would get dirt on it and people freaked thinking they had a leak. Also I would say they did not use the same quality seal that i mentioned and poor quality "O" rings. With the Nitrile "O" rings you sourced There is no reason there will be a leak.

My Dad converted his 34' HitchHiker to disks and oil bath and towed thousands of miles with no issues.
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