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Posted: 11/09/19 04:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

x2 I see no rip off in this. and its not a hard job you could do it your self.

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fj12ryder wrote:

Pretty much a temporary fix, after all grease is just basically oil in suspension.


OK how does one keep the oil in the cap once it gets turned so the oil doesn't fall out before re connecting cap???

If ya gots this system like I do ya pull plug n fill to bottom of hole and re install plug. Op most likely does not have this.

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Lynnmor wrote:

The wheel probably was severely out of alignment and was operating with a side load on the bearings. The mechanic understands this and gave reasonable advice.


I agree, its never a bad idea under those conditions to pack the bearings.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

Pretty much a temporary fix, after all grease is just basically oil in suspension.


OK how does one keep the oil in the cap once it gets turned so the oil doesn't fall out before re connecting cap???

If ya gots this system like I do ya pull plug n fill to bottom of hole and re install plug. Op most likely does not have this.

Looks like you answered your own question.


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fj12ryder wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

Pretty much a temporary fix, after all grease is just basically oil in suspension.


OK how does one keep the oil in the cap once it gets turned so the oil doesn't fall out before re connecting cap???

If ya gots this system like I do ya pull plug n fill to bottom of hole and re install plug. Op most likely does not have this.

Looks like you answered your own question.


Do you know he does?

If he does it's a horrible idea and will likely leak out the back seal and ruin the drums if that's what he has.

OP has an 05 Everest, highly unlikely he has anything other than a simple pound on steel cap. OP, what say you???

Some one wants to be confrontational today!!!

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gmg wrote:

do you think that would have caused any damage to the wheel bearings.
No. If it did you would have seen evidence right away.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

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Do you know he does?

If he does it's a horrible idea and will likely leak out the back seal and ruin the drums if that's what he has.

OP has an 05 Everest, highly unlikely he has anything other than a simple pound on steel cap. OP, what say you???

Some one wants to be confrontational today!!!
Don't mean to be confrontational, I assume the person referring to adding oil was thinking the OP had a rubber cover as with the EZ-Lube axles. Pop off the rubber cover, remove a bit of grease, add a bit of oil back in, replace the cover, and spin the wheel. When the wheel is spun the grease and oil will mix to a certain degree, and soften the hardened grease. Since, don't forget, that was mentioned as the reason to add some oil. Pretty straightforward all in all.

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fj12ryder wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

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Do you know he does?

If he does it's a horrible idea and will likely leak out the back seal and ruin the drums if that's what he has.

OP has an 05 Everest, highly unlikely he has anything other than a simple pound on steel cap. OP, what say you???

Some one wants to be confrontational today!!!
Don't mean to be confrontational, I assume the person referring to adding oil was thinking the OP had a rubber cover as with the EZ-Lube axles. Pop off the rubber cover, remove a bit of grease, add a bit of oil back in, replace the cover, and spin the wheel. When the wheel is spun the grease and oil will mix to a certain degree, and soften the hardened grease. Since, don't forget, that was mentioned as the reason to add some oil. Pretty straightforward all in all.


Ok, we are good!!!

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A cap full on 90 weight oil is not going to soften the grease to where it runs past the seal. I’ve been doing this for decades after making sure the bearings do not need adjusting. I fill the metal cap with the 90 weight and hold the cap against the bottom of the hub. Rotate 90 degrees quickly with one hand and tap it in with the hammer in the other hand. How much oil you loose is a function of your dexterity and it helps to do it in the shade of a tree. [emoticon]

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Why not simply use quality synthetic grease to begin with that won't get hard?

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