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Old 09-08-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
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EZLube on 365BHS, Remove Wheels?

Greetings... We have a 2011 365BHS that has the EZLube Axle. I can't seem to figure out how to remove what I think is the hub cap to access the EZLube Grease Fitting. The hub cap simply will NOT come off. Is it an integral part of the wheel? Thanks!!
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:58 PM   #2
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The end of the hub will pop off with a screwdriver. You can grease the wheel through the end. Very easy to grease hub.

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Old 09-08-2011, 02:04 PM   #3
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As taylor J mentioned, pop of the center caps with a really flat screwdriver. Don't over fill them as it could lead to brake failure with potential grease getting in your drums. I think 4-5 pumps would suffice on each. Mine only took about 4 on avg before wanting to bulge.
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Thanks taylorj and 3'senough... That's what I ***thought***, but wasn't sure how much "elbow" grease I should put behind "popping off" the end of the hub.

I hear you, 3's, in re: NOT over filling them - the owner's manual makes that VERY clear. The OM ***SPECIFICALLY*** says to watch for the grease coming out. Since I'm just doing PREVENTIVE maintenance, I'll probably only pump 3-5 times and call it a day. They've been working FINE (not overheating, as far as I can tell), so I just want to keep them running nicely. THAT SAID... This will be the FIRST TIME (I purchased the rig new and understand the JayCo does NOT typically "fill" the hubs with grease) I'm doing this on these axles. As such, do you think I'll need more than the 3-5, or just watch CAREFULLY and play by "eye/ear"?
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Take it slow and watch the seals. I guess it depends on the tech who filled them initially for how much each will take. The second you see grease or 3-5 pumps, which ever comes first I would stop.
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They also suggest you turn the wheels while pumping the grease. Of course you would have to use a jack to do this.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:42 PM   #7
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Will do 3's. Thanks for the tips!!

Crabman... Tough to do unless the rigs jacked up, like you say. I think I'll put 1-2 "squeezes" into each hub, drive around the block, and then finish with 2-3 per hub. That SHOULD get us to where we need to be.

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The service manager at my selling dealership told me that the proper way to add grease is to jack trailer up by frame until the tire is off the ground. Then you add grease while turning the wheel at the same time. He also stated that if you add grease without having the tire off the ground and turning that you stand a chance of blowing a seal out.
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You must raise the wheel and slowly turn it while the new grease is going in. Also it is advisable to keep pumping the grease very slowly until you see the new grease coming out. If you do not rotate the wheel the grease cannot flow successfully. These systems require a lot of grease... much, much more than the normal bearing disassembly method.
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See the grease coming out???? NOOOOOOO just 2 or 3 pumps is all you should give it.. otherwise you risk blowing a grease seal and filling the brake drum with grease...not a good thing...
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