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Old 01-23-2018, 09:31 AM   #1
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Flush Easy Lube Axle when changing bearings?

Replacing my bearings with Timkens this weekend and still have a few questions. Manual calls for using only specific types of grease on the bearings. I purchased Timken Bearing grease but then noticed that in the manual they say do not mix types of grease.

1. Should I flush the grease in the Axle prior to replacing the bearings?
2. I also noticed that the Timken grease is not a synthetic grease, does this matter?

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Old 01-23-2018, 09:37 AM   #2
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You will be good to go using the Timken grease. I don't know how you could flush out the grease from the channels inside the hub, I would just give the hub a good cleaning and remove as much of the old grease as possible.
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Old 01-23-2018, 09:50 AM   #3
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Thanks. I thought that the way to flush would be to push grease through the Easy-Lube fitting until I saw the new grease come out the back... Am I missing something, this lube system is new to me.
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Thanks. I thought that the way to flush would be to push grease through the Easy-Lube fitting until I saw the new grease come out the back... Am I missing something, this lube system is new to me.
You can flush out the old grease with a few squirts into the zerk while everything is disassembled. When I replaced my bearings last year with Timkens that's what I did to make sure there was no contamination if I decided to use the system in the future.
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Thanks, great minds think alike!!!
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