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Old 07-06-2016, 03:40 PM   #1
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Easy Lube Axles

Hello, We have a 2012 Grey Wolf 28BH, and after our last trip( Aprox. 100 Km's rt) I discovered that grease had leaked out on the outboard side of the wheel. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Old 07-06-2016, 03:57 PM   #2
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when was the last time you greased them?

It appears to me that it did not "leak" out, but was flung out because of excess grease...

Did you take the wheel off and look for grease on the inside? There may well be the same or worse on the inside.

Is there not a cap on that grease fitting?

Looks like the older Bearing Buddy, and not Easy Lube in the picture... but can't really make it out.

Do you ever shoot the hub temp with an IR temp gun while driving to look for excess temp of the hub?

Just asking to help clear up your problem...
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I greased the bearings before our trip. I only added grease until it started to come out of the weeping hole. Yes there are covers over the grease fittings.
There is no grease on the back of the rims, but I am going top pull the brake drums to check for grease.

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Old 07-11-2016, 02:09 PM   #4
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I agree it looks like the grease was flung out from under the lip of the cover. When you greased it, did you make sure to wipe off the grease that came out from around the outer seal?
When I do mine, there is a lot of grease that comes out around that outer seal and I use quite a few rags to clean it up before installing the cove. Just saying...

Looks identical to the lube system on my AL-KO axle; called Ultra lube (which from the outside pretty much looks like the Dexter EZ-Lube system). (But Dexter bought AL-KO axles a few years ago.)
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Old 07-11-2016, 02:23 PM   #5
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I think you nailed it Moab. After i saw the grease come out of the weeping port, I just put the cover back over the grease nipple and called it a day. I took the tire off the hub, and when I spun it, it rotated smoothly with no bearing noise that I could feel.
Hopefully with a little more attention to detail, I will not experience this again.

Thanks all for your input. It is greatly appreciated.
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