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Old 01-23-2016, 11:15 AM   #1
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Advice on Grease

I need some advice. I had an EZ lube grease cap come off during our trip to Arizona. I have a replacement. Do I have to have the cap filled with grease after putting it on? After watching some videos I see the cap gets filled with grease as part of the greasing process but it appears all that grease in the cap is not actually necessary. After reading about the possibility of over greasing and popping the rear seal off, I have to admit that I am hesitant to take a chance on trying to grease it myself.
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Old 01-23-2016, 11:53 AM   #2
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I need some advice. I had an EZ lube grease cap come off during our trip to Arizona. I have a replacement. Do I have to have the cap filled with grease after putting it on? After watching some videos I see the cap gets filled with grease as part of the greasing process but it appears all that grease in the cap is not actually necessary. After reading about the possibility of over greasing and popping the rear seal off, I have to admit that I am hesitant to take a chance on trying to grease it myself.

If you lost the cap while traveling, I would have that wheels' bearings removed, cleaned and repacked. There is a good chance that dirt, & road debris etc. could have contaminated the bearing grease.

If it's been awhile since the other bearings have been serviced, might be a good excuse to do them all.
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Thanks for the reply, rracer5. Just had them done before the trip. Thinking that the repack could have something to do with the problem but it could have been a coincidence too. Re-pack sounds like a good idea.
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