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  1. #1
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    Default Oil hubs vs grease bearings

    I currently have oil bath hubs on my trailer. I am looking to swap over to grease (zerk style)hubs. The reason i am looking to switch is , i can not get these hubs to stop leaking. I have tried all types of sealants, gasket material and they still leak and or push half way out on longer trips, to the point where i carry a rubber mallet and a 2x4. If someone has some tricks of the trade or ideas i am open for anything.

  2. #2
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    I switched from the Vault system to marine grease and bearing buddies on my 08 .

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by michael hunter View Post
    I switched from the Vault system to marine grease and bearing buddies on my 08 .
    Did you just change the bearings? or did you swap out complete hubs?

  4. #4
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    I pulled the hubs, removed the seals and bearings ,cleaned and inspected the bearings , replaced any bad bearings ,repacked all bearings with marine bearing grease new seals and bearing buddy outer caps.

  5. #5
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    Thank you!

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