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Old 05-29-2015, 08:09 AM   #11
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This I don't understand how it happens, after watching the video on the dexter website, if you spin wheel while greasing, the old grease gets pushed out..therefor creating no excess pressure. Maybe if you apply grease without spinning the wheel the pressure will build and blow out the back??
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Don't know what WVDusty means by over greasing as old grease comes out as you pump in fresh grease. As long as wheel is being spun and pump slow you should be good to go. I had my son spin as I pumped.Used 2 tubes of Lucas red
I can not say for sure how it happens but if you do a search online it wont take you long to find multiple reports. I can say that it has never happened to me but I still grease mine the old fashioned way. To each there own.
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:35 AM   #12
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I can not say for sure how it happens but if you do a search online it wont take you long to find multiple reports. I can say that it has never happened to me but I still grease mine the old fashioned way. To each there own.
This is my first experience with the EZ-lube system. So far, so good. Much easier to repack the bearings and I'll be doing it often.

But you are quite correct in that ABSOLUTLY NOTHING will replace examining the bearing in your hand for wear or other condition issues. Also replacing the inner grease seal every time the hub is apart will add many miles of safe operation to the axle(s).
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Ok, so I did mine. I think I was gun shy with the grease.. I put in 1/4 tube per wheel but no grease came out of centre hub, but I was scared from everyone saying the rear seal blows out. So.. 2 questions
1) how much grease will each hub take?
2) how do you know if the rear seal blew??

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As long as you slowly turn the wheel and pump grease in it eventually grease will come out the front. Then just stop pumping grease in.
Manufacturers want to cover their a** and does tell you to grease often. If you grease every couple of years or 10,000 miles you're OK. When grease is warm it will finds its way in the bearing.
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Ok, so I did mine. I think I was gun shy with the grease.. I put in 1/4 tube per wheel but no grease came out of centre hub, but I was scared from everyone saying the rear seal blows out. So.. 2 questions
1) how much grease will each hub take?
2) how do you know if the rear seal blew??

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1) A WHOLE LOT! Keep slowing pumping and turning the wheel. Figure on using 1 entire large tube of grease for 2 axles (4 hubs). Remember, you are filling the bearings and 100% of the empty space between the core of the drum and the spindle as well. (When manually repacking, the empty space just gets 'grease contamination'.)
2) When grease appears at the outer edge of the brake drum.
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List of Dexter Approved Grease

Here is the list of approved grease types from the Dexter website.

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Thanks. I used an approved grease, I just didn't put enough in I guess.
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I just did mine for the first time this weekend - I did not spin as much a I should have so we will see what happens when I get it out on the road.. what should I keep an eye out for in reference to a blown seal?

Warning: it went well until the last wheel when the grease gun failed to release and broke the zerk off! I thought no big deal, I'll use an easy out and back the zerk out. That went okay until the easy out broke off in the broken zerk...

ahhhhhhhh! I now have an appt at the shop to fix it up, but it should be okay until then, since the hole is plugged.

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i have done them many times ... only thing is take your time do it slow you will be fine
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I can tell you from experience that pumping the bearings full is not best practice. The reason you get so much grease to go in is because the hubs were not 100% full from the oem. The bearings only need to be 20 to 30% full. We can look at a bearing manufacturer catalog, like SKF or Timken, and find credible recommendations for regreasing frequency and amount.
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