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Old 07-23-2006, 03:41 PM   #1
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Just got home from short weekend trip and notice I have oil streaking on the front wheel. Pulled cap and oil level is about half but you can see the oil is seeping out from around the wheel itself. I would think it is a seal but just wanting to check.
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Just got home from short weekend trip and notice I have oil streaking on the front wheel. Pulled cap and oil level is about half but you can see the oil is seeping out from around the wheel itself. I would think it is a seal but just wanting to check.
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You say the oil level is about ? Are you saying it is way up the sight glass on the wheel hubs? If so, it is overfilled and this is the reason for the spillage. There is a fill line on the sight glass. The oil should be at the line at the bottom of the circle, not the top.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Full-Timers:
If so, it is overfilled and this is the reason for the spillage. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Yes it is about half way up the sight glass. This is the way it came from factory as I have only 4400 KM on unit. If is overfilled why is the area around the sight glass dry and the oil coming from between the Alcoa wheel and the hub.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by westies:
Yes it is about half way up the sight glass. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>There are 2 concentric lines in the sight glass located on the outside of the face of the glass. One is located outward on the face and the second is located a short distance toward the inside of the face. The inner circle is the full line (B) and you should be able to see the oil horizontally bisect the inner line and its lowest point. The maximum fill of the hub is slightly below the fill cap in the center (A). Any more oil than below the fill hole and the oil will seep out onto your wheels. Orient the drain on the outside of the hub toward the 7 to 5 o'clock position, open the cap, and allow fluid to come out until condition A or B is met.
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Well thank you. I read the owners manual and nothing said about overfill or consequences. I thought seeing both my hubs from the factory were like that, it was good. Now why does the oil seem to becoming from between the wheel and the hub while the area around the sight glass is completely dry.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by westies:
Now why does the oil seem to becoming from between the wheel and the hub while the area around the sight glass is completely dry. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Centrifugal force. Next I would look on the inside of the tire. If you see outward streaking oil lines from the center to the thread this could indicate either, way over filled as suggested or possibly a bad seal. Clean off any oil contaminant on the tire sidewall. Keep your eye on the level for the next few days and if it doesn't improve please have your motorhome checked by a service center.
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Thank you.............will do.
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