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Old 11-24-2019, 11:58 PM   #1
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Lubing drive line zerks

I have a 2002 Bounder and I try to do as much of the maintenance myself. My question is how often do you have to lube the drive line zerks. I lube the front end at least once a year.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:03 AM   #2
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I do mine once a year when I change the oil. I have a F53 chassis. It has 9 fittings on the front suspension / axle, and I have one on each u-joint.

This is also a good time to give everything underneath a good look over for missing loose bolts, broken welds, etc.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:14 AM   #3
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I do all my zerks three times a year. We end up at destinations 1500 to 3000 miles apart for 3-4 months at a time and sometime after arrival the task is done.
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Mine get done in the spring after winter storage. Most of my trips are short and I put on less than 3k miles a year. Otherwise I would grease them around 3k miles.
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I have Speedco lube everything once a year!
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For those that do there own on a E-450 chassis (the four on the steering linkage), can you over-fill a boot and damage it, or will it harmlessly ooze out somewhere?
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There's no reason to over fill the boots to point of seeing if they burst. I have seen people burst theirs. Ford's boots have very secure mounting to tie rods they may over stretch or burst before popping loose.
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Thanks. I was having no luck finding advice on that.
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I grease my Chevy truck every other oil change which works out to be 10k miles or once a year. Do not over grease the zerks, usually 2 pumps is enough.
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