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#1 marlboro180 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 01:18 AM

So, I was cleaning out the grease on some brand new bearings. They did not have the grease I wanted in them so I flushed it out.

Anyone else like this sound>?

Clickable link, I dunno, I tried to make it live, but oh well. I guess I like whirring bearing noses better than pics ....



http://s892.photobuc...iafilter=videos

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 02:47 AM

yur a geek.. but a mechanical geek.. stick around we like ya here..

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 03:02 AM

Whirrrlllllll... sounds like the the beat of a nice machine's heart to me. I'll stick around TG, for sure.

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 06:13 AM

Thats always a cool sound....gotta play the video a couple times at least....lol

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 06:18 AM

If you clip an air gauge in your shirt pocket, your a mechanical geek for sure!

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 06:31 AM

Was doing the same thing with an evap fan out of a fridge day before yesterday. One guy called it getting in touch with my inner Sponge Bob.
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Posted October 20, 2012 - 08:34 AM

It is a cool sound. But you should never spin bearings at speeds like that with compressed air. They are not designed to handle the RPM they can atain when done that way and can explode in your face. Just a little tip to keep you safe.

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 11:29 AM

Was doing the same thing with an evap fan out of a fridge day before yesterday. One guy called it getting in touch with my inner Sponge Bob.

Oh that made my morning.... ^^^. Thanks for the laugh.

It is a cool sound. But you should never spin bearings at speeds like that with compressed air. They are not designed to handle the RPM they can atain when done that way and can explode in your face. Just a little tip to keep you safe.

Jack..

I really hope the bearings can handle no load speeds like I spun it at, road speeds I travel at ( with loads ) are considerable. Good thought though, and will try to stay safe.- At least I was not blasting it with a full snootful of shop air at 160 +PSI LOL....
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Posted October 20, 2012 - 12:20 PM

I guess you have never had a bearing come apart from doing that and when you do those bearings hurt and you will never find them all to put them back together. Also, not good for the bearing.
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Posted October 20, 2012 - 12:25 PM

It is a cool sound. But you should never spin bearings at speeds like that with compressed air. They are not designed to handle the RPM they can atain when done that way and can explode in your face. Just a little tip to keep you safe.

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Thanks Jack, I was going to post this myself. They will come apart violently!!
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Posted October 20, 2012 - 12:31 PM

Thanks Jack, I was going to post this myself. They will come apart violently!!


Boy, do they ever!

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 02:03 PM

It is a cool sound. But you should never spin bearings at speeds like that with compressed air. They are not designed to handle the RPM they can atain when done that way and can explode in your face. Just a little tip to keep you safe.

Jack..


The carb cleaner or what ever it was to clean the grease out will in fact clean the grease out. Would you drain the oil out of your truck then start it and go WOT?

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 02:57 PM

Another don't with bearings....After cleaning them up, DON'T put them on your finger and spin them with air!
An old mechanic always done this with wheel bearings, and once a bearing locked up and peeled the skin and meat off of his index finger!
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Posted October 20, 2012 - 04:52 PM

Man! You guys don't let a fellow have any fun! Brian don't listen them. Do what you want. :smilewink: :dancingbanana: :rocker: :bounce: Safety's not all it's cracked up to be.

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 07:40 PM

Well, I never said that I was perfect, nor smart.... But it sure effectively got all the grease outta that brand new Koyo bearing, and the solvent has lube ( albeit inadequate viscosity LOL) in it , so I guess all is well. These bearings will be in place for 2-3 weeks until my ceramics come in, so I guess I really don't mind anything that happens to them.

Very good point about the bearings freezing from overturning them, or the violent way they come apart. Never had one come apart , but then again I don't turn 'em that fast.

LD- The pocket in my tee shirt is usually reserved for the cute little precision screwdriver- Geeky enough?

Hmmm, just got an idea....... Hold my Beer- Watch This!

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