I just bought a pair of good, used rear hub assemblies from David at ‘Everyday XJ’. They are for a custom-car project I’m (slowly) working on.
My question is what I should do for the rear wheel bearings. The mileage on these parts is unknown, but I’m assuming it could be fairly high.
Assuming they spin well, and the endfloat is correct, would it still be a good idea to pull them apart, and at least re-pack the bearings?
If these were early hubs, that would seem like a no-brainer, but David told me once that the later assemblies (post 1980?) were assembled with some type of loctite that requires a press to get them apart. Is that correct, and if so, what sort of force is required to get them apart?
Any thoughts welcome.