Ok, hey guys, I have a '09 450 Rhino. I had the nut back off also on my test drive with the rebuilt engine. After reading on your forums, I took apart the primary sheave, the weights were all cattywompous and zero grease. After inspection, I did notice some minor flat spots on the weights and decided to replace them with OEM weights from Partzilla, a new nut and washer (the nut spun off so hard it welded itself to the bearing cover plate of the bearing housing which I got also) as well as a new cam, sliders, spacers and a new belt. I have a couple of questions here:
Does it matter which way the weights go in? One side of the weight has a slight inset and the other side is flush. I haven't seen this mentioned in a forum yet or on videos.
Also, I am so freaking confused on the grease or no grease controversy. I've heard, no grease, a pea sized bit of grease, a teaspoon, a skim coat and a video that the guy used have a tub? I'm inclined to go with the half a tub method, at least I think that will held keep the bearings in the center when I install it.
Next up, was different opinions on the grease. With so many opinions bouncing around with the quantity of grease, I'm hoping I can go with a high temp lithium based wheel bearing grease both on the shaft and the weights?
I'm a believer in OEM parts and following manufacturer specs somewhat but with all the experience y'all seem to have, I'm looking for a positive, "yeah man, do it that way" good answer.
One last quick question, How do I remove the bearing and oil seal in the aluminum bearing housing that the end of the shaft rides in? My instinct is pry out with a screwdriver but don't want to chip up the aluminum.