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Old 05-30-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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EZ-Lube Axles

What lube is best for EZ-Lube axles? How often should I be adding/replacing it? I'm new at this and don't want to screw anything up in my 2013 Crossroads Z-1 TT.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:33 PM   #2
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Any good quality wheel bearing grease will do. While some may thing I am taking a chance, so far I have not taken mine apart. But probably will after we get back in August and before our Sept trip. A couple of pumps is sufficient. Too much grease can blow out the seals and destroy your brakes. I add a couple of pumps once a year in the spring when i adjust the brakes.
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This Dexter Axle pdf details everything about their E-Z lube axles, including approved lubricant sources. Pay particular attention to the procedure for using a grease gun to lubricate the bearings.Failure to do so may result in pushing grease past the grease seal.
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Any good quality wheel bearing grease will do. While some may thing I am taking a chance, so far I have not taken mine apart. But probably will after we get back in August and before our Sept trip. A couple of pumps is sufficient. Too much grease can blow out the seals and destroy your brakes. I add a couple of pumps once a year in the spring when i adjust the brakes.
He's talking E-Z Lube and it sounds like you're talking Buddy Bearings - two different things. You are correct with the Buddy Bearings as you can put in too much grease and blow grease out the inner seal.

Here's a video on lubing E-Z Lube bearings:

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I had my bearings repacked prior to leaving for Alaska; 14,000 miles later we are home. I had them repacked again as soon as scheduling permitted The technician in Whitehorse, YT. showed me the blown seal on my E-Z lube axles; I had tried to pump bearing grease in while we were on the road in YT, Canada. I used the Dexter procedure, but still blew grease past the seals and consequently onto the brake shoes.
That was the first/last time for that. I'll stay with the recommended remove, inspect, repack every 12,000 miles or 12 months. Those greasy brakes caused me to burn up the truck brakes on the curvy 11 mile, 8% downgrade approaching Skagway, AK. I was going to repack them myself in Skagway but there are NO vehicle repair facilities or parts there.
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