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Old March 2nd, 2010, 08:26 PM   #20
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Default I don't mind

If you don't mind me coming in too....

Originally Posted by Elysarian View Post
Hope Doc doesn't mind me jumping in on this one...

If there's visible (evidenced by the reddish orange residue) rust in there then the bearings are basically history - rust = pitting = the noise you're hearing when you spin them.

Pitted bearings are no good to anyone i'm afraid
Rust can be from the cages and not the balls or races. If the balls are pitted or spalled (spalling is a different process but has essentially the same result...) You can't fix that... But if it is not real bad you can get by with them for a while...

The definition of "real bad" is what ever you can stand...
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