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Old 05-19-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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Our rockwood has the grease zerks on the wheel bearings. When I added new grease today the old coming out looks not so great. Do I just keep pumping until the new is coming back out near the zerk. Seems like a lot will be needed. That's not a big deal as I would rather do it right than have to be towed on a trip
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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Do I just keep pumping until the new is coming back out near the zerk.
It does seem weird, but that method is in the instructions for my TT.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:56 PM   #3
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I think that the seal is blown or leaking past if the grease is coming back out. The grease should only be added as needed, until resistance is felt. If you feel the need to replace the grease, you'll need to disassemble, clean and re-pack the bearings. Keeping pumping fresh grease in will not get all of the old grease out anyway. Randy
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:03 PM   #4
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I don't think the seal is broke as all four do it and have since first owning it
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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I think that the seal is blown or leaking past if the grease is coming back out. The grease should only be added as needed, until resistance is felt. If you feel the need to replace the grease, you'll need to disassemble, clean and re-pack the bearings. Keeping pumping fresh grease in will not get all of the old grease out anyway. Randy
Not if he has Dexter EZ-Lube bearings! That's exactly what he's supposed to be doing, and YES, keep pumping (slowly) until you see new grease.
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I jack up the axle/frame and have a helper slowly rotate the wheel as I pump the grease in.
It does take a lot.
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