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Old 03-01-2015, 11:28 PM   #71
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E-Z LUBE - What is the E-Z Lube option?
The E-Z Lube option was designed specifically for the marine application where the axles are constantly being immersed in water. This feature provides a convenient method for purging the water from the hub cavity without having to pull the hub every time. The hubs should be removed every 12 months or 12,000 miles to inspect the bearings and it is imperative to replace the seal at this time to assure that the grease does not leak out the back onto the brake linings rendering the brakes non-functional.

per dexter off their website...
the feature is ithe axle is it not?
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:49 AM   #72
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You just will no let this go until all the people on this forum agree with you will you. The axle may have been original for marine use but it is now being used on other axles and the system does work if used properly.
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:20 PM   #73
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sorry you feel that way. that is not my intention at all. my intention was to educate folks on the intended use of this feature. i have no control over what people chose to do or believe.
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Took the wheels & brake drums off my 2014 Sabre after 2000 miles and already had a leaking grease seal. Alko axles on a Lippert frame obviously had single lip seals. I paid more for each new double lip seal at NAPA than all 4 cost from Alko. A container of No.2 red grease, a roll of paper towels and some common mechanic tools plus a short piece of 2x4 to drive home the new seal. Check the grease fitting for tightness as one of mine was rolling around inside the dust cap. Rotate the tires slowly as you add grease after packing those bearings by hand. Also take the time to manually adjust the brake shoes and you won't be on the side of the road waiting for a repair vehicle.
Do you remember what double seal part # Napa ordered for you. Thet told me I need a part # of the seal itself? It would really help, plan on going to the double seal system myself....
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This page from Dexter says it is for most axles.
http://dexteraxle.com/i/u/6149609/f/...s/E-Z-Lube.pdf
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:25 PM   #76
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After taking delivery on our unit on 12/13 in Florida and getting it home a month later I decided to ck brakes and bearings. When I pulled the wheels and drums two of the four back plates had lobs of black grease on them. I broke everything down and cleaned it up, no grease on the brake shoes yet. Installed new timkin seals from Autozone and hand packed the bearings with Lucas red and tacky #2 and reassembled. I was undecided to fill the voids with grease so in the end I did and it took almost three tubes of grease to do all four hubs. Should be good for a couple more years with just a pump or to before a long trip.
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If you jacked up your rig and slowly turned the wheel while you pumped
the hubs full of red grease #2- in my opinion- you don't need to add
any more grease ever. IF you saw grease come out around the outer
bearing washer and nut you are good to go until you decide to replace
bearings. That's what I do/have done over the last 3 trailers.

Double lip seals can be ordered from etrailer.com
They've got it all at pretty much the best prices for brake parts, bearings,
seals, and kits with all of the above.

Check the papers that came with your rig to get proper size seals and or bearings or you can usually measure the inside diameter of the outer end
of your brake drum hub. (remove the bearing cap and measure the cap!)
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Do you remember what double seal part # Napa ordered for you. Thet told me I need a part # of the seal itself? It would really help, plan on going to the double seal system myself....
What lb axle do you have Glenn?
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What lb axle do you have Glenn?
4000 lbs. AL-KO
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4000 lbs. AL-KO
Alko double lip seal number should be 568861
That's the alko number.
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