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Old 08-04-2016, 03:37 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the replies folks. I appreciate it.
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Old 08-04-2016, 03:53 PM   #12
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EZ lube is not an axle 'name'....

I have Lippert Axles and they have the EZ lube zerks on them.
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Old 08-04-2016, 04:15 PM   #13
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I thought all EZ lubes were Dexter branded.

Does your lippert have a solid aluminum dust cap over the zerk, or just the rubber dust cap?

My axle has the solid dust cap, but I didn't take it off. The tech told me it wasn't an EZ Lube.

EDIT: looks like this https://store.lci1.com/dust-cap-non-...and-3-5k-dc200
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Old 08-04-2016, 04:23 PM   #14
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I didn't see anyone post this unless I missed it, FR will do nothing, they have a little catch everything in there specs and what you really get, That's "They are allowed to change anything without notification". I like my EZ-LUBE never had a problem in 4 years, people blow this out of proportion just as they blow the rear seal off. Keep what your unit came with and pack the bearings which ever way you choose....
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Old 08-04-2016, 04:25 PM   #15
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I thought all EZ lubes were Dexter branded.

Does your lippert have a solid aluminum dust cap over the zerk, or just the rubber dust cap?

My axle has the solid dust cap, but I didn't take it off. The tech told me it wasn't an EZ Lube.

EDIT: looks like this https://store.lci1.com/dust-cap-non-...and-3-5k-dc200
https://store.lci1.com/axle-straight...ous-sizes-p320
https://store.lci1.com/dust-cap-lube...nd-3-5k-dc200l

Here is the Lippert beam and dust cap for the ez lube. there is a rubber plug that goes in the hole of the cap.
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Old 08-04-2016, 05:28 PM   #16
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There are quite a few who have the EZ or Ultra lube (same thing) on axles and have had great luck, I'm one!
I would complain for sure.
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I'm done with my EZ lub system. I performed the "greasing" exactly like the spec calls, jacked up the wheels and hand turned them slowly while gently squeezing grease into the zerks and guess what? Grease ALL OVER my brakes on 2 of the 4 hubs. Had to take hubs off, clean everything up with brake cleaner, and hand pack. Never again!!!!!
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I'm done with my EZ lub system. I performed the "greasing" exactly like the spec calls, jacked up the wheels and hand turned them slowly while gently squeezing grease into the zerks and guess what? Grease ALL OVER my brakes on 2 of the 4 hubs. Had to take hubs off, clean everything up with brake cleaner, and hand pack. Never again!!!!!
And I also removed the stupid self adjusters. They used to work somewhat on cars/trucks with drum brakes, but I had issues from day one with them on my Hemi. Purchased the regular adjusters from LCI and kept the self adjuster parts in case I ever trade and the new owner wants them. I can crawl under, jack each wheel up and adjust the brakes myself, and I am 71.
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Do yourself a favor and pack the bearings the old fashioned way - by hand. I have the EZ Lube axles and just don't trust using a grease gun to lube them.
X2, I'm with Team four. I'm also thinking about doing like Scotty and doing away with the self adjusters. I pull the hubs every year to check bearings and brakes anyway, everything gets cleaned up, looked at and bearings repacked.
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