W203 Re-Greasing Wheel Bearings

Zebra

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Could someone help me with a query, please.

I have bought a 2005 W203 C Class 220 CDi and whilst there is nothing wrong with the vehicle I can always remember my father taking the wheel bearings out of successive VW cars and regreasing them every six months or so as a preventative maintainance measure.

Can you take them out of the front and rear of the MB and regrease them or are they of the sealed type?

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You can, but i wouldnt, if there is no play and they are smooth when spun then leave them alone, the old saying, if it isnt broke then.............
 

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>>You can, but i wouldnt

I couldn't agree more. The chances of introducing some dirt or contamination that will ruin the bearings in no time are, alas, quite high. Leave well alone unless you have to.

As a slightly tangential aside, I have long followed this shrewd advice from the Foreward of the service manual for the AEC Mandator;

"Apart from certain essential adjustments and periodical routine maintenance recommended, a vehicle that is performing satisfactorily should not be tampered with. A necessary adjustment, however, should never be neglected and should receive attention immediately."
 

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>>You can, but i wouldnt

I couldn't agree more. The chances of introducing some dirt or contamination that will ruin the bearings in no time are, alas, quite high. Leave well alone unless you have to.

As a slightly tangential aside, I have long followed this shrewd advice from the Foreward of the service manual for the AEC Mandator;

"Apart from certain essential adjustments and periodical routine maintenance recommended, a vehicle that is performing satisfactorily should not be tampered with. A necessary adjustment, however, should never be neglected and should receive attention immediately."

How very true!!!!
 

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When I was small I planted a potato,,but I dug it up everyday to see if it was growing, alas it never did grow, and I should have left it alone
 

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Oh so that is why my little 'potato' isnt getting any bigger.........
 


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