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Old 01-13-2020, 06:19 AM   #1
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Brake Information and wheel seals

My understanding only, front wheel seals are no maintenance on front steering axle with my Freightliner XC Chassis with IFS. Whereas my tag has wet bath seals and I check twice a year. Also check pumpkin on drive axle once a year.

Does that literally mean never (maintenance) on front seals?

Secondly brakes, how often should brakes be inspected? Is there a different frequency for front vs. rear.

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Old 01-14-2020, 08:27 AM   #2
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My front axle it the same as the tag, wet bath. I would think yours is the same.
I was told at the Spartan class don't try to save the brakes they last 2 to 300,000 miles. They are easy to inspect though.
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I have a Freightliner not Spartan. No maintenance came from tech at Freightliner. Thanks for the brake information. Also I watched front tires being pulled off two years ago, I would not categorize easy for the old.
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My front axle it the same as the tag, wet bath. I would think yours is the same.
I was told at the Spartan class don't try to save the brakes they last 2 to 300,000 miles. They are easy to inspect though.
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My understanding only, front wheel seals are no maintenance on front steering axle with my Freightliner XC Chassis with IFS. Whereas my tag has wet bath seals and I check twice a year. Also check pumpkin on drive axle once a year.

Does that literally mean never (maintenance) on front seals?

Secondly brakes, how often should brakes be inspected? Is there a different frequency for front vs. rear.

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Sidewinder, when we had our 2015 Dutch Star on a Freightliner Chassis, the front wheel bearings maintenance as quoted in 2015 chassis manual was repack the front wheel bearings with grease at 100.000 miles. Personally, I would replace the axle seals at that time also. Freightliner in 2015 had grease packed bearings, Our 2020 Dutch Star 4081 on a Spartan Chassis has oil bath on the tag and the front steer axle. Hope this helps.
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Thank you, Probably head to Gaffney down the road soon. This issue is more like an itch than something I need to jump on.

Independent Front Suspensions (IFS) and their mechanical quirks are not discussed very often. Most popular discussion from my research are the shocks.

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Sidewinder, when we had our 2015 Dutch Star on a Freightliner Chassis, the front wheel bearings maintenance as quoted in 2015 chassis manual was repack the front wheel bearings with grease at 100.000 miles. Personally, I would replace the axle seals at that time also. Freightliner in 2015 had grease packed bearings, Our 2020 Dutch Star 4081 on a Spartan Chassis has oil bath on the tag and the front steer axle. Hope this helps.
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