I use something called Loctite 680 Retaining Compound when installing
bearings. It is supposed secure the bearing, particularly when it is a
looser fit. It won't keep a really loose bearing from spinning in the
hub, but it might prevent one from pushing out (and pushing your seal
out). It will also provide some lubrication on installation.
The flat face of the seal should face "out" of the bearing housing. The
"cupped face" will be towards the bearing. Be careful not to knock off
the spring that goes around the inner seal piece!
On Thu, 3 Apr 2008 14:47:34 -0400 (EDT) Mike/Donna Carpenter
> I hope that all is most excellent with everyone.
> I have all of the bearings that I need now to install in the
> doblebearing hubs. A big thanks to all that helped.
> I have a few more quick questions that I am sure you all will have
> an answer to. Before you press the bearings in place, do you put
> any kind of lube around the bearing outer shell so that it slides
> into place easier?
> What is the orientation of the inner seal that has to be pressed in
> last? I really don't know how to explain it orientation-wise. I
> hope one of you will know what I am referring to. The seal has a
> smooth complete face and the other side has the seal itself somewhat
> Thanks for any and all help.
> Mike Carpenter
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