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Old 05-28-2015, 09:11 PM   #1
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EZ Lube help

I am going to attempt to grease my bearings with the EZ lube feature for my first time. Any advice? I watched the video on the dexter website and it looks easy enough... But any 1st hand experience is helpful..
Also, any suggestions as to a good grease to use??

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Old 05-28-2015, 09:17 PM   #2
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One piece of advice. Be very careful not to over grease. You can blow out the seal and allow grease to get on your brakes.
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My advice is Don't do it.

The seals on my bearings were blown from the factory. Grease filled the hubs, quite a mess. Mine was not an isolated issue, many folks here reported the same issue. If you want to use the EZ Lube zerks that is up to you, but I suggest you do a full manual inspection and repack first just so you know the seals are in good shape.
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Be sure you continually spin the wheel while pumping grease in. I did mine for the first time this spring and they worked great. Takes quite a bit of grease. I used Pennzoil red wheel bearing grease. 707L I think is the number on tube. I think when the wheel isn't turned is why problems come up.
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One piece of advice. Be very careful not to over grease. You can blow out the seal and allow grease to get on your brakes.
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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Old 05-28-2015, 11:39 PM   #6
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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??
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
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Be sure you continually spin the wheel while pumping grease in. I did mine for the first time this spring and they worked great. Takes quite a bit of grease. I used Pennzoil red wheel bearing grease. 707L I think is the number on tube. I think when the wheel isn't turned is why problems come up.
X2 on this, just spin the wheel till the new grease comes out and you'll be fine. The grease that Jayco uses is a Lithium Complex so make sure you use the same type. It's important to know that all grease is not compatible and you must use one that is either Lithium or compatible with Lithium. AutoZone carries a Lithium Complex in the tube and you'll be good for at least a year.
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I did mine about a week ago worked fine, and I did spin the wheels as I was doing it. I believe mine were dry from the factory. I added new grease but no old came out, when I started seeing grease it was the same new clean stuff I was putting in.
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I did mine about a week ago worked fine, and I did spin the wheels as I was doing it. I believe mine were dry from the factory. I added new grease but no old came out, when I started seeing grease it was the same new clean stuff I was putting in.
They would not be delivered dry and their packed by Dexter. If they were dry the trailer would never have made it to your house.
Your trailer must be new and with very few miles on it or the grease would have been just a little watery looking. You did the right thing by filling it up.
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Dexter also clearly states to use a manual grease gun slowly to EZ-repack the bearings.


Pumping quickly will blow out the rear seal.


So pump slowly while turning the wheel. Listen for the air leaving the spindle/bearing area. Don't pump again until the pressure is relieved.
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