Quotes because I don't know enough to say that these bearings are truly
sealed... but they have the rubbery rings around them.
These are a couple of PTO quick-release adapters that had finally gotten
so nasty that they were neither quick nor releasing.
So I disassembled them, let them soak in degreaser for a couple days,
and went at them with a toothbrush.
Surprise, surprise.... I found that they each have a (pressed-in?...I
can't make it budge) bearing whose lube the degreaser probably made
So I need to re-lube those bad boyz.
My kneejerk reaction is to take a razor blade or some other thin tool
and gently pry the black rings off... then clean the balls, re-pack with
grease, and then hope the black rings go back into place and stay there.
I know this isn't rocket science.... but these things take quite a
beating and I'd rather not mess up the "sealed" aspect and have them
Methodology? Are they really "Sealed"?