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Old 09-07-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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Freightliner oil filled front hubs??

I doubt the front hubs fluids have been changed on my freightliner chassis and I have about 63K on it and it had 32K when I bought it. The maintence chart refers me to pages 33-05 & 33-06 but my maintenance book ends at 33-4. So anything special I should know about before I drain and replace the fluid with I think 80-90 weight gear oil? Thanks
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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80/90 gear oil was the recomendation on the B-in- laws ,Workhorse, I'll check F/L web page, and get back if anything different. Pipe thread sealant on the drain plug.
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80/90 gear oil was the recomendation on the B-in- laws ,Workhorse, I'll check F/L web page, and get back if anything different. Pipe thread sealant on the drain plug.
80/90 is correct,
Visit www.freightlinerchassis.com click on ( See RV Chassis ) go to the downloadable PDF's on the right side of the page, and download,
Knowing your RV Chassis. Contains usefull info on the air system, fluid types, and lots of other PDF's of interest.
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Thanks for the information. I did spend a couple of hours this morning between that site & FCOC but didn't explore the downloads you pointed out.
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I have a Maxam chassis, I changed the oil filled hubs for 1st time today. My tag axle had 2 drain plugs as well as the rubber stopper in the centre...my front axle I could only find one drain plug in addition to the rubber stopper.

The manual uses the plural form (front hub drain plugs)

Am I blind?

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I have a Maxam chassis, I changed the oil filled hubs for 1st time today. My tag axle had 2 drain plugs as well as the rubber stopper in the centre...my front axle I could only find one drain plug in addition to the rubber stopper.

The manual uses the plural form (front hub drain plugs)

Am I blind?

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I don't think so, probably a typeO. I realy can't think of any reason for them needing to have two. Except that you would only have to turn the Hub 1/2 as far to get the drain to the right spot.
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The manual uses the plural form (front hub drain plugs)

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Could be refering to Right and left wheel.
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Could be refering to Right and left wheel.
OK I think you guys are correct...2 drains on the tag axle one on the front.

One more thing....I changed the oil in the differential....the drain plug is about 2 threads from being flush after I reinstalled it....I can't remember if that was normal? It is torqued to spec so I think it is the way it was.

(quick tip...make sure hole in drain pan is larger than the one you catch 10-30W with !! ask me how I know)
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One more thing....I changed the oil in the differential....the drain plug is about 2 threads from being flush after I reinstalled it....I can't remember if that was normal? It is torqued to spec so I think it is the way it was.
If it doesn't leak, I would say you are good.
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