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Date registered: Mar 2014
Vehicle: 1968 280se, 1972 280se 4.5, Land Rover disco II, Triumph Thruxton, Triumph Tiger. +boring Chevy Van
Location: Grass Valley california
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Rear axle bearing question. 108
I wanted to clarify that the rear axle bearings rely solely on bearing grease for lubricant , not the rear diff oil. I have removed both rear axles and have the bearings and various seals and paper gasket on order. From what I have read in the manual the chamber formed between the two seals (inner and outer) has to be filled with bearing grease as does the bearing itself. Is this correct? When I removed the axles there seemed to be little to no grease on the bearings? Maybe it all run out due to gasket failure?