<VV> Question re: rear wheel bearings and a project update

N. Joseph Potts pottsf@msn.com
Fri, 20 Aug 2004 11:59:03 -0400

Grease fitting for the rear wheel bearings is one of many VV "footballs." I
have done it, and all I can say is that the rear wheel bearings of my 66
Corsa never gave me any trouble, up to the point in 2002 when I replaced
them as part of an exercise in which I replaced the trailing-arm bushings.
Because I used pre-assembled parts from a vendor, I had no opportunity to
get inside the bearings to which I had given this treatment, for evaluating
either the bearings or the treatment itself. I'd say it works, but you
realize that has to be a speculation.
     Right after I did it and had then driven a few miles, I disassembled
the area to inspect for grease seepage that could reach the brake shoes, and
found such seepage (short of the brake shoes). I wiped this away, drove some
more, inspected again, found no seepage, drove on indefiniitely after that
with no seepage.
     Sorry to hear about your work situation. Work sucks. Corvairs rule.

Joe Potts
Miami, Florida USA
1966 Corsa coupe 140hp 4-speed with A/C


I read the instruction in the Corsa Tech Guide that
describe installing a grease fitting in the rear
bearing unit. I cant bring myself to do this as
described because I think thats its inevitable that
shard of metal from the drilling will end up on the
inside and will make its way into the bearing. Anyone
have any experience doing this?

65 Corsa 140
Being brought back to life after 30+ years of storage.