LUNAT1C wrote: ↑September 11th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Another thought I'm having... is it worthwhile to get another set of front mounts and bearings now and keep in a box in the basement for when I might need them 5-10 years from now... or do they have an expiration date... such as the grease drying up in the bearings. I question how much longer OEM replacement will be available given the rate of OEM parts being discontinued. Rather not be caught with my pants down, and rather not spend the money and find out they're junk when I do end up needing them. 34,000 on the front strut mounts now, and about 5000 miles added each year.
It is always a thought.
I can't see the grease in the bearings going bad as long as they are kept in proper storage conditions.
Plus, you could always re-grease them.
For me, I could see buying the mounts and bearings for the Intrepid, which I do plan to keep forever, but I can't see myself keeping the Special long enough to need to do the mounts again, as I have to expect they've got at least another 100k in them and at least another 10 years.