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Old 02-17-2011, 10:49 AM   #1
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Metal shielded or rubber sealed bearings

I'll be replacing the 2 bearings for the fan on my '73 Panther. The current bearings are 6204 with metal shields so they're unserviceable. I've cleaned and re-greased other bearings that have rubber seals which can be removed for servicing. Can anyone think of a reason why I shouldn't install rubber sealed bearings in place of the metal shielded ones? I know these bearings will be subjected to more heat than the locations I've installed rubber sealed bearings such as the drive shaft and idler wheels.

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Old 02-20-2011, 01:10 AM   #2
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Why not?

If they are the same diameter etc they should work also be better becuz you can grease them. Wisccatman
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That's what I was thinking. My only concern with rubber sealed bearings was if that area by the engine was too hot for the rubber.
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Just remember you are drawing cold air past the bearings anyway.Shouldn't be a problem.
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