Originally Posted by litgrep
I had no problem. First time through it will take about a tube of greese an axle. Use a manual gun, not a pneumatic.
And that's my objection to the EZ Lube setup. Not the cost but the result - a hub full of grease.
FWIW, I'm an ASA certified Master Mechanic and have taught brakes and front end at a local tech school before retiring. Just using common sense will make it obvious to anyone that the only grease that is "working" is the grease packed within the bearing rollers and races. A little extra grease should be placed on the inside edges of the inner and outer bearings to be picked up as needed while the trailer is rolling down the road. The inside of the hub should remain grease free to allow for expansion and heat dissipation. That's the way they came from Dexter, isn't it? That's why it takes a tube per axle. You're filling up the hub Dexter left empty, as they should.
I wonder how many users of the EZ Lube axles who thought they
had forced grease past their seals were actually victims of heat expanding the grease with no place for it to go.
Just my 2 cents.