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rtaylor0830

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Posted: 02/13/12 06:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you use the ez lube feature and if so how do you do it to make sure you are not putting to much grease, and does this take away having to repack the bearings as often.

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I have been putting 1 to 2 greese gun pumps into the EZ Lube bearing once a year for 6 years. Last year I became concerned about how well that was working. Had the hubs pulled and the bearings hand packed. The shop told me everything was fine and the bearings were not worn. Have about 25,000 miles on the 5th wheel. It seems to work for my situation.

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rtaylor0830 wrote:

Do you use the ez lube feature....

After more than 7 years, the answer is No for me. I would rather have them checked than blindly putting grease in.

Others have used it with success.


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Dexter, manufacturer of the EZ Lube axles, intended the feature to prevent water intrusion when boat trailers are immersed in water in the launch process. Otherwise, pumping grease into the axle serves no purpose but probably does no harm. Turn the wheel as you add grease; use a manual grease gun, not the powered versions; use the correct grease. See www.dexter.com.


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I have used EZ lube and it takes quite a bit of grease to get it to come back out the exit area. I would think that every 5-6000 miles it might not hurt to actually repack the bearings. Even using EZ lube check check the 'play' in the bearings to be sure you are OK. Use the recommended grease to not mix greases that might not be compatible. It is really very easy to grease with EZ lube.


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I took mine off and replaced with a regular cap to get rid of the zert fittings that show. I never used mine and did not trust them. I just check and repack each year to keep an eye on things.


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Find info here;

http://www.dexteraxle.com/faq_s


This member is not responsible for opinions that are inaccurate due to faulty information provided by the original poster. Use them at your own discretion.

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I use mine (although my Cougar has Alko axles, and their version of the EZ lube). I'm always amazed at how much grease you have to pump in. Typically about 50 pumps per wheel with a manual grease gun. However, I have had no problems, and manually check the bearings every other year. Where does all that grease go??


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I used it on mine. Jacked one wheel at a time. Pumped grease with a hand pump slowly as I kept the wheel turning constantly while I was pumping. The new grease I was using was red (Mystic JT-6 Hi Temp grease, one of the ones recommended by Dexter), the old grease was a dark grey. I pumped until I saw red grease come out the front indicating that the new grease had pushed the old grease out.
It did take a lot of grease. About 3 tubes as I remember it, about yr and a half ago.
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I do mine about every 5,000-6,000 miles. Turning the wheel per Dexter's instructions.

It took a lot of grease the first time; not so much on subsequent applications.


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