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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:08 pm 
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Hello Everyone.
I just want to let everyone know that if you have an older, low mileage Z like mine (36,000), and/or have never repacked or inspected your wheel and/or axle bearings, please have them checked. It was only by chance when the car was up on the lift that it was found that the right rear tire was able to be "wiggled" ever so slightly while the others had no movement at all.

Way back, in 2015, Mr. John T. drove my car during the Rochester car show, and said that he thought he heard noise from the right rear axle. I don't know if John is a Psychic or not but he was dead on correct. Last week I tried adjusting/tightening that wheel bearing but it couldn't be tightened any further, so I wound up changing all the rear and front inner and outer wheel bearings, races and grease seals. The grease had actually lost all of its fluidity (something I've never experienced before) and was no longer viable because it had solidified to the consistency of lard. The bearings were actually moving around within each grease "pot hole" within each bearing. The other three axles and bearings were in good condition and probably could have been cleaned and repacked but 35 years.... already apart... I decided "new" NOW hopefully meanZ no issues down the road. I should be slippin' and slidin' in and out of Z curves now. CHECK YOUR GREASE to make sure it's doing its job. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:08 pm 
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Good tip Howie!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:15 pm 
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Well, I don't use grease on mine.
My wheels and axles deteriorate, instead.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:48 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:13 am 
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Frank T wrote:
Well, I don't use grease on mine.
My wheels and axles deteriorate, instead.


Hey Frank. You're a mechanics dream. Someone has to keep them in business. Thanks for your sacrifice and contribution to our great economy. LOL. :shock: :P :mrgreen:

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