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Old 09-20-2014, 02:01 PM   #1
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Bearing greasing

I am greasing the axles for the first time. I pumped 6 pumps per wheel, ( small cartridge gun) I heard it oozing so I did not want to go anymore. Where would I have heard of ooz from? , hopefully not from
ibearingnside brake area. Anyone comment?
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Old 09-20-2014, 02:09 PM   #2
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Maybe just a grease void. Did grease come out around the zerk fitting? They do not come full from the factory.
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Nothing came pit the zero


Nothing came out the zerk
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Old 09-20-2014, 05:02 PM   #4
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I used two tubes the first time I did mine and that was with a normal sized grease gun.
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Pump it until you see it coming out around the bearing.
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:12 PM   #6
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Where should I see the grease on the bearing, inboard or outboard? I took the cap off the center of the wheel, just inside of that was a rubber stopper, which I removed and then under the stopper was the zerk fitting. Is there any chance of blowing out anything if I put in too much?


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Here's another thread with the same issues, and some good info on the subject,

Lippert axle with EZ-lube wheel bearings?
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Where should I see the grease on the bearing, inboard or outboard? I took the cap off the center of the wheel, just inside of that was a rubber stopper, which I removed and then under the stopper was the zerk fitting. Is there any chance of blowing out anything if I put in too much?
Yes/no. If your rear seals are good and you HAND pump grease in VERY SLOWLY, the grease should come out around the outboard bearing and zerk fitting.
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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.
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Yes/no. If your rear seals are good and you HAND pump grease in VERY SLOWLY, the grease should come out around the outboard bearing and zerk fitting.
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.
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