Do your hubs have the Dust caps ??
The reason that grease came out of your hub assemblies is that you put put grease in them, and then they had WAY too much grease inside them and the grease forced it's way out of them. They are lubricated with a lubricant other than plain-old wheel bearing grease that you buy in a tub at your local auto parts store; that's why they look like they need grease when you look at them. When they say they are sealed, they mean so that dirt and moisture cannot get into them when they are properly installed and torqued down on the car; that does not mean that you cannot look inside them or that they shouldn't "feel" loose before they are installed on the car.
Yeah I know what your saying, I'm just stating that from other sealed bearings, this is much different. Most sealed bearings are just that, totally sealed, with a cover of sorts that truly prevents any kind of addition of lubricant.
Been there, done that, totally agree.
I'm not criticizing you, I would have done the same thing, I didn't know, now I know and I won't do it.
I do, however, disagree that the hub and bearing is the same thing.
Yes, I have done brake jobs on these before. I agree that it comes off as an assembly. I agree that it goes on as an assembly. the bearing is IN the hub, its not the same piece, thats all I'm saying. that would be like saying a lug stud and a hub are the same part because they are attached.
a bearing is not a hub, a hub is not a bearing. the bearing AND hub together create the above mentioned assembly.
hence there would be a big difference in packing grease into the actual bearing and packing the entire hub with grease
I know your not criticizing me, I was refering to others who seem to be a little harsh that Ive put grease in the old one.
I don't know how you think they are not one piece, the only way to remove the bearings is by removing the inner races, then your left with a bunch of balls, and the hub. there is no other form of outer bearing race, the entire hub itself is what constitutes the outer bearing races.
if you totally disassemble one of these, you end up with a front and rear inner race, a bunch of ball bearings, and an outer hub assembly.
this is what I had yesterday when I removed my old ones, and they fell apart in my hands.
it is a single piece, the bearings cannot be changed out by themselves. this isn't a hub with an actual bearing as we know it pressed into it, this IS the bearing.