The question that was posed was whether to pack the bearing or not...for the
sake of lubrication. And the advice not to pack it with additional grease
was the context in which that advice was given. If I remember correctly
the idea was that it already had enough lubrication and didn't require
additional grease, not that more grease would create some kind of problem.
71TR6 CC57365 (Good 6)
71TR6 CC65446 (Christmas Ornament)
66TR4A CTC57806 (The Wreck)
66TR4A CTC57529 (The Project)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Curry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "levilevi" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Triumph List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Kai M. Radicke" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2001 5:53 PM
Subject: Re: Late Late Night Frustrations!
> I think the advice is not because of the need (or lack of) for grease in
the bearing as much as the very real possibility that packing the bearing
> will sling grease when it is rotating and get on the disk surfaces causing
the clutch to become ineffective.
> levilevi wrote:
> > Kai,
> > When I put in a new throwout bearing (Toyota Land Cruiser version) I
> > wondered whether to pack it or not. Someone on the list said not to,
> > didn't...even though it went against every instinct I had. Ten thousand
> > miles later and not a problem with it ever....just got back this PM from
> > 500 mile road trip this weekend. And I just barely beat the snow. Yes
> > it's snowing in Denver AGAIN this spring!!!
> > Don't know why packing the TOB would cause it to fail but the advice I
> > given worked for me.
> > Bud Rolofson
> > 71TR6 CC57365 (Good 6)
> > 71TR6 CC65446 (Christmas Ornament)
> > 66TR4A CTC57806 (The Wreck)
> > 66TR4A CTC57529 (The Project)
> > >
> > > P.S.: The current throwout bearing, when installed, I took the
> > packing to capacity with more high-temp bearing grease as little seamed
> > be inside!!!
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