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Being cheap bit me in the ass…but just a little.

I had to completely re-do both hubs on my utility trailer today.  I’ve been re-using the same seals for 22 years and it finally caught up with me.  

I won’t feel too bad about it because the issue was discovered in a routine service rather than on the side of the road but imagine my surprise in pulling off a dust cap and finding the hub packed with mayonnaise.  I held onto a little hope as I wiped a bearing race clean but there was pitting…

The cost of new bearings and seals was about the same as what I would have spent on seals if I had bought them when I should have over the years so I was lucky.

 

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  1. Camisgirl4
    February 24, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    You can’t deny the Scottish blood coursing through your veins!

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