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I take a 2 finger swipe out of the grease tub and put that onto the palm of my other hand which is enough to pack 1 bearing. Press the bearing down onto the grease 3-4 times until you see grease oozing out of the other side, then move to another part of the bearing and repeat. Ask any auto parts store for their high quality synthetic wheel bearing grease.

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I’ve always packed bearings in my hand. But I have 6 wheels to do. I recently picked up a bearing packer. I got the Gear Wrench one. 
 

Load in the grease and easy to pack. About ten sec per bearing it’s done. Takes a bit of pressure but no issue.  Can leave unused grease in it and put cap on.  Also old grease pushed out of bearings no need to wash. Unless you want to. 
 

 

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4 hours ago, billr said:

I’ve always packed bearings in my hand. But I have 6 wheels to do. I recently picked up a bearing packer. I got the Gear Wrench one. 
 

Load in the grease and easy to pack. About ten sec per bearing it’s done. Takes a bit of pressure but no issue.  Can leave unused grease in it and put cap on.  Also old grease pushed out of bearings no need to wash. Unless you want to. 
 

 

I disagree, if you do not wash the old grease out  so you may inspect the bearings for wear, how do you inspect the bearings?

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Washing the old grease out is also controversial as they say the wash solution can't be complerely removed and may contaminate the new grease.  I don't know if that is a problem but it could be. One article I read said to wipe the bearing down and inspect that way.  As long as the bearings are greased seems to be the best approach. 

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