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Willy's MB-T Wheel Bearings

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by '74Renegade, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Jun 3, 2013
    '74Renegade

    '74Renegade Active Member 2019 Sponsor

    Fair Oaks, CA
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    So I have a 1945 Willy's MB-T trailer that I use occasionally for trips to Lowe's, the dump, and other short trips around town. I may be using it for a longer few hundred mile trip this summer and starting thinking about the wheel bearings. Mainly how to service them. I have not had any issues for the 10 years I have owned it, the hubs never ever get warm. I heard from a semi-reliable source, the PO, that the bearings were not the normal pack 'em with grease type but rather more of an oil bath type.

    After scouring the web I can't seem to find any information on how to service these particular bearings. I have found lists of tools required but nothing that indicates grease vs oil. Has anyone had any experience with these bearings? I suspect they should be similar to a M100 if not identical.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 9, 2013
    Spicolli

    Spicolli jeep geek

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    I used good old boat trailer grease for my MBT. works great!
    Its really want you want to run! My source is John from Border Parts! He is a human library when it comes to all that is Jeeps!
     
  3. Oct 9, 2013
    '74Renegade

    '74Renegade Active Member 2019 Sponsor

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    Thanks. I ended up using the same high temp wheel bearing grease I use on the 74. Turns out the bearings and hubs are interchangeable with the 74.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2013

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