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Old 08-29-2011, 06:39 PM   #11
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These manuals raise the question for me: what grease did the axles come with? I hope my user manual tells me! If not I'll have to remove and replace all the grease instead of what I'd hoped to do: just add some.
Per Al-Ko; they ship with Lithium Based NLGI #2 with a drop point over 450 degrees. Any Lithium based NGLI #2 grease with a DP over 450 will mix just fine if you have Al-Ko axles. The Lippert axles also use Lithium Complex NLGI #2 with a DP of 446 degrees.

If you have a different manufacturer you will need to call.

NOTE that you STILL have to pull the hubs and do a visual cleaning and repack every year. It is easy (but messy) to do if you are handy. Once you repack by hand, you should still fill the hubs with a HAND grease gun using the same grease.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:06 PM   #12
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Herk started a wonderful thread in "General tech and Repair" on bearing procedures etc. It has the detailed procedure, and the discussion on greases and where to find them. Lots of great stuff on the subject and I know it sure helped me out.

Thanks again Herk and happy reading 
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The thread is under ultra lube axle procedures, sorry but I had to go and find it to make sure I got the name right.
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:17 PM   #14
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The thread is under ultra lube axle procedures, sorry but I had to go and find it to make sure I got the name right.
Thanks guys. I'll look at that thread as soon as i get this iPad recharged. I worked in garages and service stations through high school so I think there'll be just the right info in that thread to set me on the right path.
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:16 PM   #15
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Per Al-Ko; they ship with Lithium Based NLGI #2 with a drop point over 450 degrees. Any Lithium based NGLI #2 grease with a DP over 450 will mix just fine if you have Al-Ko axles. The Lippert axles also use Lithium Complex NLGI #2 with a DP of 446 degrees.
Followed your advice and filled up my hubs the other day with Red 'N Tacky #2 (if memory serves me). It took 40(!) strokes of the grease gun before the grease already in the hub even began to squeeze out! I don't think the grease channels had anything in them at all. Is there an emoticon for "breathing a big sigh of relief?"
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Same happened to me .... I doubt it very much that the factory is filling them with grease. When I repacked them, I simply changed all the bearings and the seals just to be on the safe side. The grease which came out looked very liquidy to me ....

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Followed your advice and filled up my hubs the other day with Red 'N Tacky #2 (if memory serves me). It took 40(!) strokes of the grease gun before the grease already in the hub even began to squeeze out! I don't think the grease channels had anything in them at all. Is there an emoticon for "breathing a big sigh of relief?"
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