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Old 03-23-2014, 10:16 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by mhartzel View Post
The first time I greased my hubs, I used more than a full tube of grease between both hubs before I saw any movement near the nipple/zerk.
I too used a bunch of grease the 1st time.

The grease coming out never seems to clear up completely, so I just pump until it is a lighter shade of black.


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Old 03-23-2014, 10:59 AM   #12
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Enough grease is necessary, but more is better does not the rest here got nervous having to pump it full.....but after it filled and worked correctly is giving good service.....I service mine on the ground .... seems to me if you have to jack and spin to service you have waited too long .... and should probably replace the bearings.
Our wheel mechanic said bring it to him at 10000 miles....and he would replace the bearings....said I could do the 10-2 grab to see if far no movement that I can detect....we are at 8k tire or wheel troubles....good luck


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Old 03-23-2014, 07:27 PM   #13
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Can't remember how much lube mine took the first time. This was after a trip from the dealer in Denver over to Utah and one short camping trip (less than 50 miles in UT) before I lubed the hubs. I pumped quite a bit of old grease out and when the grease turned purple (Royal Purple Grease), I stopped.
Now, as I did on Saturday, a couple pumps is all I'll do since the void between the bearings is filled. And, I did not raise and spin the tires this time. Not really sure it was needed the first time.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:27 AM   #14
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Apply grease cautiously, follow directions completely, otherwise could be costly mistake. Blown rear seal could cause reduced or no braking and as I found out just a few weeks ago, new hubs, brakes and magnets to the tune of $1000.

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Old 03-24-2014, 07:47 AM   #15
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I have found that the ez lube hubs are good for a few pumps of grease before each trip. The ez lube hubs does not replace the recommended repacking annually. I repack mine annually and it gives me an opportunity to check the brakes and so on. Like was mentioned if your seals are old or you over grease it will spill out on the back of your tires and cover your brake pads and magnets. I learned that the hard way with my first trailer with ez lube axles.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:58 AM   #16
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:25 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by davel1971 View Post
Since the grease thins with heat, and is under pressure with greaseable hubs....
You are half right (as you stated later in the thread, EZLubes aren't pressurized). But you are correct that grease heats up and expands. I was an auto mechanic "back in the day" and learned as an apprentice that it is important to leave the center of the hub free of grase to allow for expansion and heat dissipation.
Conscientious users of the EZLube still advocate pulling and inspecting periodically. So why waste all that grease filling up a hub that shouldn't be filled to begin with?
And the debate continues ...
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Our wheel mechanic said bring it to him at 10000 miles....and he would replace the bearings....said I could do the 10-2 grab to see if far no movement that I can detect....we are at 8k tire or wheel troubles....good luck
There is absolutely no reason to replace bearings unless they are carefully inspected and found to have an issue. If bearings are replaced the inner cup should also be replaced. Little difficult to remove and many "mechanics" won't change them and use the excuse " Nothing wrong with them"' Cups come with a new bearing kit for a reason. I would never reuse a cup when replacing bearing.


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