Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Asheville, NC, USA
Nope on the Remus...
FYI.. They recommend every 10K, just like oil manufacturers recommend an oil change every 3K even although that is also completely unnecessary...
I'd suggest every 20K on a repack unless it gets noticeably louder. The packing, besides keeping noise level down, also keeps vibration down.
A repack job consists of drilling out the 6-10 rivits, pulling the can cover off, wrapping the packing material around the core, then putting back together. Most, if not all repack kits come with new rivits and instructiions on how to do it. Install time is about 1 hour.. a chimp could do it in 1.5.. not much to it.. Most repack kits run about $30-50 generally.
Hope this helps..
Jerry D. Finley ("Danger" is my middle name)
"I speed, therefore I am. "