Bearing Buddy - Australian
Bearing Buddy for Australian Ford, Holden, Parallel, 2t Hubs and disc rotors.
45.2mm Bearing Buddy fits the following hubs and bearings
- Lazy Hubs
- Disc Rotors
- Flangeless Hubs
2t bearing buddy fits 63.5mm Parallel and 2t Hubs. If your bearing protector is loose and clean, coat the contact surface with locktite.
Price per each 2t and pair Ford/Holden.
Note: Not suitable for braked drums.
Fit the following Hubs and bearing sets
- Slimline Ford
- Holden LM
Note: Locktite must be applied when bearing buddies are inserted into hubs to help prevent them from becoming dislodged during transit or even stolen. Some hub bosses can vary by as much as 0.2mm.
This variation in some manufacturers' hub sizes can cause a loose-fitting bearing buddy. We recommend a medium-strength locking compound on all bearing buddies.
Some hubs do not have machined chamfers in the boss and rear of the hub.
Insertion can be difficult. Using a pipe of the correct diameter can significantly improve the ease of installing the dust cap.
Dust cap can become loose if hammered into position too frequently, even on the first insert.
Once the dust cap is home, stop hitting it. An extra hit can make it loose-fitting.
Question: Should I fill my grease cap full of grease?
Answer: No, the purpose of the grease cap is to catch excess grease from the bearing cavity. Your grease cap should be inserted dry.
The grease exits the bearing cavity at high speeds and during initial heating and cooling. The grease never re-enters the bearing cavity once caught in the grease cap.
Finally, take care when loading grease through the grease nipple.