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Old 01-07-2011, 10:00 AM   #11
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Lou,
I now and see where you were talking about how the grease is coming out from.
Thanks for the clarification.
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:31 AM   #12
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That little rubber end cap has cracks that run completely around the dimple in the center. Some of the cracks go all the way through and grease seeps out when the wheel is turning and makes my wheels dirty. It is on the outside so there is no functional problem; it just looks bad.
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:50 PM   #13
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Hey Lou-
This is a great thread.
I downloaded all of your doc's.
Thanks for sharing.

BTW- I have been really curious for a while about your sig pic.
Can you tell me more about it?

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Old 01-07-2011, 04:08 PM   #14
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I don't want to hijack the thread. I will send you a PM.
You can also check my profile.
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:50 PM   #15
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I copied this from another thread discussing what grease to use:

From the Al co site:

Grease
Use a high temperature, automotive type wheel bearing grease
produced by a reputable manufacturer. The soap type should be lithium
complex or equivalent. Use NLGI Grade 2 product
with a minimum dropping point of 440o F.

Dexter is a little more specific:

Wheel Bearing
Lubrication Specifications
Dexter Axle - Trailer Axles and Running Gear Components - HOME
GREASE APPLICATIONS
Specifications
Thickener Type Lithium Complex
Dropping Point 215 degrees C (419 degrees F) minimum
Consistency NLGI No. 2
Additives EP, Corrosion & Oxidation Inhibitors
Viscosity Index 80 minimum
Approved Sources
76 Lubricants Company 76 Multiplex EP
76 Multiplex RED
Citgo Petroleum Corporation Lithoplex MP #2
Lithoplex CM #2
Exxon Company, USA Ronex, MP
Kendall Motor Oil (Division of Witco) Kendall Super Blu L427 Grease
Mobil Oil Company Mobil Grease HP
Mobilith AW 2
Mystik Oil Company, Inc. Mystik JT-6 Hi-Temp Grease
Red Lithium Complex EP No. 2
Oil Center Research of Oklahoma Liquid-O-Ring No. 167L
Pennzoil / Quaker State Company Synthetic Red Grease
Shell ALBIDA LC 2
Royal Manufacturing Company Royal 98 Multi-Lube EP #2 Lithium Complex
Chevron Texaco Chevron Ulti-Plex Grease EP NLGI 2
Texaco Starplex Moly MPGM 2
Valvoline (Division of Ashland Inc.) Valvoline Multi-Purpose GM
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:31 PM   #16
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This is the Walmart stuff I use.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:08 PM   #17
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Some good info here and I also downloaded the manuals for some reading info on the axles - when I had my boat and when I replaced the axle bearings and races I used synthetic waterproof grease and never had an issue.

I doubt using a waterproof grease is going to hurt you as lon as it meets the proper standard / grade that the manufacture calls for

looks like any other axle other then they incorporate the zirk fitting in the axle end and put a rubber seal on the face of the axle - similar to a bearing buddy with the cover which is what I used on my boat trailer when I had one
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Grease in wheel bearings ??

Apparently "ROCKWOOD" has corrected the problem of falling out ZERK fittings and NO GREASE in bearings. I just picked up a new 8285WS on the 27th Jan that the frame and axles were built JAN 8 2011.

After reading here on the forum about the problem with the "NO-GREASE"
being applied at time of MFG of the RV, that is the first item I checked on my walk through at RVWholesalers. There was plenty of grease and tight zerk fittings.

Thanks for the info.
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I spent quite a bit of time on the phone and via email with FR over this issue and they assured me it would be addressed. Glad to see they got the message on the production floor.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:11 AM   #20
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This is the Walmart stuff I use.
See details.
Iggy,
Be careful with that grease you bought from Walmart. It has a drop point 90 degrees below the minimum spec by AL-KO.
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