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Old 02-04-2019, 06:05 AM   #1
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V-Ride lube....

Has anyone that does their own lubing found any grease fittings on the V-Ride? The book doesn't mention any call for lubrication, but there's some pivot pins that appear to have grease in them as it is weeping out a little. They may be "for life" as I can't find any fittings.....

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Old 02-05-2019, 08:46 AM   #2
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Maybe it was assembly grease? When I was under my Rv Sunday, I greased the unit but didnít see any grease points on the V-ride part
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:25 PM   #3
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OK.... You're probably correct. Hate to miss one....
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:07 PM   #4
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I have not found any yet
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:15 PM   #5
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I don't have a V-Ride, but when I look at my 2016 Freightliner Custom Chassis Maintenance Manual, I find that the V-Ride documentation is under MOP Number 32 in section 32-97. It describes how to inspect the V-Ride suspension, but does not mention lubrication.

Adjacent parts of that manual do discuss lubrication, so I think it is fair to infer that there is no lubrication of V-Ride suspension components.

My 2015 XCR chassis does not have V-Ride, so I can't check directly.

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Old 02-07-2019, 04:34 PM   #6
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Yeah, that's the conclusion I came to.... thanks.
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I thought that I read somewhere that there was a 10,000 mile retorque of the v ride and suspension.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:07 PM   #8
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Yes, there is that. Item 32-07 in the maintenance book. At 6000/15,000 and then every 15,000 thereafter.

When I asked a tech person on the FL payroll whether they had EVER heard of the hardware coming loose they said "No".

A visual inspection is easy to do when you're under there lubing your drive shaft/U-joints/slack adjusters and cams.
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