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 Post subject: Wheel bearing grease... Shelf life?
Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:24 pm 
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I just did new bearings in my car, and noticed my tub of penrite htwb grease seemed "gritty", and was wandering if it goes "bad/off"? The tubs been in the garage for bout 3 years, since I last did bearings.... ?
Sorry if this is a dumb question.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel bearing grease... Shelf life?
Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:29 pm 
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might be a stupid question, but was the tub open or sealed? because ive had opened but resealed tubs sit in the shed for years and never felt gritty. if it was opened it would have been collecting dust.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel bearing grease... Shelf life?
Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:58 pm 
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.... Lid was on whole time. Tight. Its odd... Never seen it before.
My tub of castrol stuff is still fine, and thats older.
I used it anyway, but im wishing I didnt...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel bearing grease... Shelf life?
Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:01 pm 
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i personally wouldn't have used it if it felt gritty. id keep an eye on your bearings and keep an ear on them for any groaning.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:10 pm 
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Grease will happily last 20+ years if it's stored in the right conditions.

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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:04 am 
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Its just been in garage, in a tub, but its odd its gone gritty, and the castrol hasnt... Maybe penrites not as good as I thought?
I wasnt going to use it, but im redoing bearings soon, so figured doesnt matter... Only repco brand garbage for a rwc anyway...

And it doesnt just feel gritty, its visibly gritty... Crystalised, sepperated, thickened....? Id take a photo just so you can see it yourself.

 

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