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Old 08-16-2016, 03:44 PM   #11
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I'd change the bearings also.

After sitting for 10 years it's a good chance the rollers and races have flat-spotted.

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Old 08-16-2016, 04:45 PM   #12
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I guess I miss the point of removing the bearing in an EZ Lube spindle & the packing the bearing. The EZ Lube spindles are designed to replace old grease with new grease thru push thru effect. Unless there is some reason to think the bearing/races are bad, this is a way to keep fresh grease in/around the bearing on a more frequent time line.
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Old 08-16-2016, 04:59 PM   #13
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I guess I miss the point of removing the bearing in an EZ Lube spindle & the packing the bearing. The EZ Lube spindles are designed to replace old grease with new grease thru push thru effect. Unless there is some reason to think the bearing/races are bad, this is a way to keep fresh grease in/around the bearing on a more frequent time line.
There are real good between regular service but a good inspection and readjustment once a year is better
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:14 PM   #14
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Honestly...and maybe it's because I did something wrong but after a couple blow wheel seals I stopped using the ezlube fittings and now just repack the old fashioned way.
Amen!!!!! I followed the instructions EXACTLY and still had grease all over the brakes on 2 of my 4 wheels. First time in 30+ years of RV ownership that I've had/used the EZ Lub system instead of hand packing. My mistake, and I assure you, I'll never make it again.
Take the time to remove and inspect hub's and bearings. Clean and repack the bearings by hand assuming everything looks to be in good shape.
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:41 PM   #15
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Ezlube spindle

Definitely remove and inspect as others have stated,
The EZ lubes are just ok (I thought) for periodic between complete removal and inspection and repack every year.
I had dealer repack mine 18 mos ago. In between I always re lube with EZ lube all while jacking and spinning the wheel. Thinking I was doing good.
I just lost a bearing and a wheel this past weekend after a 175 mile trip en route to home.
On this trip I constantly monitor temps at every (we made 3) stops. All hubs were within 10 degrees of each other about 120 degrees.
Got to my driveway and could not believe my eyes, wheel practically fell off, grease all over, bearings destroyed.
In process now of dressing the axle (looks ok after some light Emory. I'm replacing all four wheel bearings American made. Unit is 3 yrs old. LippertAxles axle, Made in China stamped on bearings. This wheel could have come off and done some real damage to my TT or worse someone's windshield behind me.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:40 AM   #16
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I guess I miss the point of removing the bearing in an EZ Lube spindle & the packing the bearing. The EZ Lube spindles are designed to replace old grease with new grease thru push thru effect. Unless there is some reason to think the bearing/races are bad, this is a way to keep fresh grease in/around the bearing on a more frequent time line.
Sounds good until you end up on the side of the road at night, raining etc with a wheel that is about to fall off or extremely hot. I view pulling the wheels, cleaning and repacking as good solid preventative maintenance. Just me.
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Sounds good until you end up on the side of the road at night, raining etc with a wheel that is about to fall off or extremely hot. I view pulling the wheels, cleaning and repacking as good solid preventative maintenance. Just me.
X2 A Men. I will never have faith in anything except removal and inspect and repack
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