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Significance and Use
This test method differentiates among wheel bearing greases having distinctly different high-temperature characteristics. It is not the equivalent of longtime service tests, nor is it intended to distinguish between the products having similar high-temperature performance properties.
This test method has proven to be helpful in screening greases with respect to life performance for automotive wheel bearing applications.
1.1 This test method covers a laboratory procedure for evaluating the high-temperature life performance of wheel bearing greases when tested under prescribed conditions.
Note 1—Changes to this test method in the 1985 revision increased test severity. Results will not be comparable with data from earlier procedures.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.2.1 Exception—Apparatus dimensions in inches are to be regarded as the standard.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific warning statements, see 8.1-8.4.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
AFBMA StandardAFBMAStandard19, 1974 (ANSI B. 3.19-1975) Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
ICS Number Code 75.100 (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products)
UNSPSC Code 15121902(Grease)
ASTM D3527-11, Standard Test Method for Life Performance of Automotive Wheel Bearing Grease, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top