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  • Rear Axle: Lube time??

    Forget for a moment about the Studebaker shop manual spec's etc........

    If the rear axle bearings in a single leg Avanti were cleaned and repacked in the mid to late 1990's with modern grease, and the car used only in the summers to shows etc.......would the bearings have to again be cleaned and repacked if the driven mileage went over 25k miles?
    The rear makes no noise and I do not hear any noises that would indicate dry bearings.

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

  • #2
    I would just because of the age of the grease, new synthetic grease would give me piece of mind, or one maintaince item off the list. Also check inner and outer grease seals while your there. Lou Cote


    • #3
      To each his own, But I NEVER go to the trouble to pull the Drums and NOT replace the Inner Seals and usually they also need Outer Seals, of course the Bearings also get New Grease.
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner


      • #4
        If it has been close to 20 years since the bearings have been cleaned and repacked, it wouldn't hurt to do them again and like Rich says, new seals would also be a good idea. Bud