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Old 07-20-2016, 09:59 PM   #1
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CC Wheel Bearing Grease Recommendation

I am planning this weekend to grease the wheel bearings. Anyone using the high temperature grease? Can this also be used for the grease zerts on the shackles? Have used high temperature grease on my other 5th wheels before. Just wondering what everyone is using.


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Old 07-21-2016, 07:28 AM   #2
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Page 7 if you want to go by manuf reccomendations
http://www.primetimerv.com/download/...andService.pdf
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:34 AM   #3
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Just about any decent wheel bearing grease will do. I tow between 65-70 mph on average so most work for me. I believe last time I re-packed the bearings I used Pennzoil full synthetic. It was on sale at Napa.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:36 AM   #4
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I use Mystik NLGI #2 High Temp multi purpose Lithium Complex. Working temp of -10f to 325f. Recommended for disc brake bearings. It is fine to use on the shackels too.

Are you pulling the drums and hand packing the bearings or pumping it in through the axle zerks?
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Old 07-21-2016, 02:18 PM   #6
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Wheel bearing puzzle

in the Dexter axle book, on P55, they mention using PERMATEX red on the seals on the EZ lube axles. I have never run across this requirement for packing wheel bearings. Does anyone know why?
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in the Dexter axle book, on P55, they mention using PERMATEX red on the seals on the EZ lube axles. I have never run across this requirement for packing wheel bearings. Does anyone know why?
I presume you are referring to Loctite "red" ?

I have never used it on hub seals for any of my trucks, cars or trailers. Seals often come with a coating on the outside surface to act as a sealant. Loctite will obviously aid in holding the seal in place. To answer your question... I am unsure why it is needed. Dexter may have required it to "cover their *****"?? Just a guess.
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"Are you pulling the drums and hand packing the bearings or pumping it in through the axle zerks"?
I too would like to know.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:43 PM   #9
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I'm replying to the 2 prior posts/

There is red PERMATEX. It is for high temperatures. From another thread I started, it is needed to prevent the seals from popping if you inject grease via the zerk fitting of the EZ lube system.

The red PERMATEX is needed when you do a wheel bearing repack when you take the bearings out. If you are injecting grease via the zerk fitting, you have to hope the person before you used PERMATEX lest you have brakes that have very little friction.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:51 PM   #10
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These are Dexter axles, right? Not Lippert.

Find the Dexter Axle Service Manual at http://www.dexteraxle.com/literature1 , look for Service Manual for your axle capacity and download it. It has a page of grease recommendations, in the 800-8K LB manual look at page 53.

One of the greases Dexter recommends is Valvoline Multi-Purpose GM which is Valvoline part number VV614 in a 16 oz tube. That is what I have used for the last 28 years. It is easy to find, Advance Auto, O'Rielly, NAPA, etc.
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