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Old 04-09-2021, 10:06 AM   #1
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Hi Folks,

First post though we have been researching for over a year and in that time keep ending up here.....there is that much information and Thank You.

Reading about the front hub leak causes the posts always referenced the sight glass type cover. This W24 has the metal center and is filled to about 1/4" from the bottom of the center hole. If I did have the sight glass most would seem to consider that over filled.

After driving 1000 miles to bring her home the left is leaking slightly the right has spun lube outboard on the Alcoa rim and is slowly leaking when sitting a month or more. I may go ahead and order new hub covers with the sight glass but wondered how others are setting the fill level without one. At the least I'll get a couple new plugs from Brazels and change the lube to synthetic.

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Workhorse does not recommend synthetic oil in the front hubs ! Check the vent holes in the rubber plugs , if they are plugged pressure will build up and push oil out . About half way will be the full mark . Check out this video , good info in it . https://youtu.be/FFW76dPFrvE
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Old 04-09-2021, 10:40 PM   #3
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The hub covers are plastic and sometimes crack. I had to replace one of mine recently. Easy fix if that's where it's leaking.
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Thanks folks,

Though I've watched the video before I did not remember the mention of synthetic lube.

Looked closely at the leaking cover and did find cracks as mentioned......ordered both covers.

I hope the parts support for these chassis continues since they stopped making them what 10 or more years ago. Thought briefly maybe we should have looked harder for an F53 chassis for future parts support?

It seemed the most wise advise here about finding a coach is to look at the condition and not get to hung up on chassis manufacturer.....which is what we did. It is a great coach and I did really want the Allison so all in all we're happy

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I watched that video and evidently he thinks he drained all the oil. In fact there is way more oil left on the inside than he drained out.
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You need to watch the full video , or at least to the 10:00 min mark , were Kevin tells you that the hub's holds a lot more oil than you are getting out !
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My bad. I did watch the whole video but I must have missed 2 seconds of it.
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Kevin has another video where he disassembles the front hub and replaces the brakes, rotor and rear seal. You get a lot of information out of that video as well.
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He is where I talk about the Stemco Seals No more leaks

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