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Old 06-15-2019, 05:11 AM   #1
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Wheel bearing grease

What type of bearing grease to use on my trailer?
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:48 AM   #2
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I use the same as I use on the vehicles that I drive that have greasable bearings. Heave duty for disc brakes.
I don't add to. I remove the bearings, clean then grease them with new seals, examine the brakes and adjust as needed. Then you know all is good and working.
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:56 AM   #3
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Technically you should use the grease that is specified and approved by your axle manufacturer. The approved list is different for LCI and Dexter.

In the end be sure to use a high quality grease. Any Lithium Complex NLGI 2 should be fine. Just clean out all the old grease before adding the new if you do not know what the old grease is. Mixing different types of grease is not a good practice as they can effect each other.

Lucas Red N Tacky gets a lot of recommendations. Mystic JT6 is another.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:05 AM   #5
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Mystic JT6.
Most of the axle manufacturers have approved grease on their web sites.
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Lucas “Red ‘n Tacky” here also.
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Valvoline synthetic

https://www.valvoline.com/es-ecuador...nthetic-grease
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Another Lucas “Red ‘n Tacky”.
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Old 06-16-2019, 11:40 AM   #11
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Thanks for all suggestions. I went with Lucas Red And Tacky.
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wheel bearing grease

Hello to all,first time post and trailering. Hoping for some help , going on a long trip and would like to grease the wheel bearings , looked on you-tube and found some that say keep pumping in grease till you see new come out and others say just a few pumps so as not to break seal and enter brake drums. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Following advice from here, I filled my hubs with Lucas RT. A year later I picked up my grease gun and red oil drained out ALL OVER ME, my shoes the floor and my work bench. I've used other brands of HD lithium grease that did not separate that bad. I don't plan to use it again.
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Following advice from here, I filled my hubs with Lucas RT. A year later I picked up my grease gun and red oil drained out ALL OVER ME, my shoes the floor and my work bench. I've used other brands of HD lithium grease that did not separate that bad. I don't plan to use it again.
YMMV.
Now,I will have to check it every six months. I hope it don’t separate. Did you check your wheel bearings to see it liquify inside the hub?
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Following advice from here, I filled my hubs with Lucas RT. A year later I picked up my grease gun and red oil drained out ALL OVER ME, my shoes the floor and my work bench. I've used other brands of HD lithium grease that did not separate that bad. I don't plan to use it again.
YMMV.
To me also. Maybe they forgot the tacky.
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You are going to get a number of folks who argue against using the e-z-lube feature. Others don't have a problem.

What I've read:
1. Pump slowly - manual grease gun only.
2. Wheel must be off the ground so that you have the wheel turning while pumping.
3. Pump until clean grease come out. You may need to do a couple of clean-outs before you get clean grease.

While you have the wheel up - give it a shake - make sure the wheel doesn't wobble indicating bearing issues. Also it wouldn't be a bad idea to take each wheel off and check the brakes - see if you already have a blown seal. Remember to properly re-torque the wheels when you re-install.
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You will bang your head against the wall on this subject. I will look up a couple and paste.

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Hello to all,first time post and trailering. Hoping for some help , going on a long trip and would like to grease the wheel bearings , looked on you-tube and found some that say keep pumping in grease till you see new come out and others say just a few pumps so as not to break seal and enter brake drums. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
It makes a difference if you have drum or disc brakes. Personally I wouldn't use the eazy-grease method. In Drum brakes you run the risk of contaminating the friction surfaces with grease. Either way I prefer to get the grease where it should be, in the bearings.
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Ultra-Lube Axles and Bearings Procedures
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Lubing TT axles straight from factory
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