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Question How often to you repack your bearings?

I have a new to me 2005 Super duty with a 6.0. Am I right in thinking that the bear bearings are lubed with Grease and not oil from the axle? How often should I clean out and repack the bearings in the front and rear axles? I didn’t find mention of it in the manual maintenance schedule. On a side note do bearing buddies on a trailer axle work at all or am I better off hand packing my bearings in the camper?

This is a srw 2wd truck

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I have a new to me 2005 Super duty with a 6.0. Am I right in thinking that the bear bearings are lubed with Grease and not oil from the axle? How often should I clean out and repack the bearings in the front and rear axles? I didnít find mention of it in the manual maintenance schedule. On a side note do bearing buddies on a trailer axle work at all or am I better off hand packing my bearings in the camper?
The bearings can't be repacked in the front since they are complete hub assemblies.

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The rear bearings are cooled and oiled by the gear oil no grease.
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I put bearing buddies on my trailer but I couldn't tell you if they are doing any good. I can tell you they were a biotch to get on.
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Berrings in these truck suck mainly just r and r when they go
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