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Old 02-20-2014, 10:31 PM   #1
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greasy wheel is my "squeek"

My pup has an internal bearing grease assembly with a grease nipple in the center of the hub. I have been lubricating them hub as per manufacturers instructions and this is fine with me as I don't have to pull and repack wheel bearings. However after towing there is always a surplus of wild looking centrifugal grease spray on the wheel and surrounding pup parts. It is a Flagstaff 228D. Has anyone else experienced this or does anyone have a solution other than sealed bearing hubs to replace factory? I like to keep my pup clean and could do without the greasy mess.

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Old 02-20-2014, 11:31 PM   #2
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How often are you lubricating? I do mine once a year or 5000 miles. You may be over doing it. It is not like a boat that goes in and out of the water...

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Old 02-21-2014, 03:35 AM   #3
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However after towing there is always a surplus of wild looking centrifugal grease spray on the wheel and surrounding pup parts.
It appears that your well-intentioned effort to keep the bearings lubricated has also resulted the grease being pushed past the grease seal. Not a revelation for these so-called easy-lube systems. I suggest, when performing this maneuver, that you ensure the seal is warmed up and there's plenty of anecdotal experience to suggest that elevating the wheel and rotating same while pumping the grease can prevent the grease from pouring out the backside before you see it coming out the front side.
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