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Re: [TowerTalk] Best Grease for Rotor bearings ?

To:, Chris Merchant KA1LMR <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Best Grease for Rotor bearings ?
From: Tom Anderson <>
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 20:13:48 -0700 (PDT)
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I always use "wheel bearing" grease since its made for bearings.  Same stuff 
mechanics supposedly use when cleaning and repacking your car wheel bearings. 
The pros say don't mix grease types like lithium with wheel bearing, etc.  

I use one of those small hand operated grease guns, usually $15 or less, 
available at Wal-Mart or most auto supply (Pep Boys, Auto Zone)stores , or tool 
stores such as Northern Tools or Harbor Freight. They also usually have the 
cartridges to fit both the small and large grease guns.  

Northern Tool had one of their battery powered grease guns on sale a couple 
years ago, but I fotgot to get one. 

I pump the grease in until it comes out of the bearing and usually have my XYL 
Cheryl (WY5H) operating the rotor control box in both directions, that way the 
grease doesn't goop up.  I always clean the excess up so it doesn't attract 

I usually grease the bearing twice or so a year.

Tom, WW5L


--- On Sat, 10/8/11, Chris Merchant KA1LMR <> wrote:

> From: Chris Merchant KA1LMR <>
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Best Grease for Rotor bearings ?
> To:
> Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011, 7:46 PM
> Whats is the best grease that will
> not gunk up in cold New England winters for bearings for
> repacking a  Yaesu G-800 rotor?
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