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Can you put too much grease in a bearing?

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Too much grease builds pressure, pushing the rolling elements through the fluid film and against the outer race. The bearing now has to work much harder to push the rolling elements through a mud bog of grease. The increased friction and pressure from too much grease raises the temperature inside the bearing.
Can you lubricate sealed bearings?
Useful in applications where harsh environmental conditions such as excess moisture or particulate contamination are present, sealed bearings typically fail when the lubricant - often a polyurea-based synthetic or highly refined mineral oil lubricant - fails due to heat and mechanical shear stress.

Can I use Vaseline on my bearings?
When I was a kid back in the 70s, using Vaseline was part of the common mythology; it was lighter, less viscous than regular bearing grease, so it was supposed to make your bearings turn faster. And like Bobatt, I use it on a BB, and on my wheel bearings with no discernible problems for years back then.

How long will a wheel bearing last after it starts making noise?
But, how long will a wheel bearing last after it starts making noise? Can a vehicle keep going even after hearing noises from the wheel bearing? You can go about 1000-1500 miles before it will give up on you and fail, which means it is a danger to yourself and others until then.

Can you fix a wheel bearing yourself?
Changing your own wheel bearings is considered an intermediate job that can be done at home, but will need some speciality mechanic tools. ... Be sure to obtain your vehicle's service manual and identify the type of wheel bearing your vehicle is equipped with before you begin the repair.
If you want to know more about rolling bearings, you can click on the following links:
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