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Old 09-20-2014, 09:50 PM   #11
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The more I read here about these axles the more I think the best thing to do is just like you do the ones without the zerk fitting. Just check them about once a year by taking them off and don't pump in grease at all.
???? so you want to take a ten minute job of greasing 4 bearings and turn it into a 2-3 hour job of removing wheels and hand packing..... (with a Zerk on the hub)
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:56 PM   #12
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X2. But it takes a lot of grease the first time because you are filling the void in the hub between the inboard and outboard bearings.

That is one reason I am wondering if it is really worth it to have the axles that you pump full or ones without the zerk J just checked once a year and never filled the hub with grease. I did put a little extra in them but not full as with pumping them full with a grease gun. What it appears is just using grease that is not needed
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:07 PM   #13
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???? so you want to take a ten minute job of greasing 4 bearings and turn it into a 2-3 hour job of removing wheels and hand packing..... (with a Zerk on the hub)
What is the time recomended by dexter to pull them for inspection?
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:21 PM   #14
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The more I read here about these axles the more I think the best thing to do is just like you do the ones without the zerk fitting. Just check them about once a year by taking them off and don't pump in grease at all.
Pull them once a year and then 2-3 pumps while spinning the wheel every 2-3000 miles




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???? so you want to take a ten minute job of greasing 4 bearings and turn it into a 2-3 hour job of removing wheels and hand packing..... (with a Zerk on the hub)
pulling the drums is the easy way to inspect the brakes, inside seal, and magnet connections.

Well worth the work!
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:27 PM   #15
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Pull them once a year and then 2-3 pumps while spinning the wheel every 2-3000 miles

I thought I read that right just went back to check.




pulling the drums is the easy way to inspect the brakes, inside seal, and magnet connections.

Well worth the work!
I agree does not take me long to pull and check then I feel I know what is going on in the hub. In the past have found brakes falling apart so I always check them once a year for safety.
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That is one reason I am wondering if it is really worth it to have the axles that you pump full or ones without the zerk J just checked once a year and never filled the hub with grease. I did put a little extra in them but not full as with pumping them full with a grease gun. What it appears is just using grease that is not needed
You are correct. When it comes time to pull and inspect them you will find one big mess waiting. I was using the zerks, but after pulling mine for inspection I decided I will be hand packing every 2 or 3 years. There had to be at least a cup of grease in every hub and it was a royal PITA to clean it all out.
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There's a couple of YouTube videos showing how to do this if anyone (like me) has never dealt with the EZ lubes before. YouTube=the ultimate owner's manual.
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