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Hooked1
03-24-2011, 10:46 AM
I have a few questions regarding my SuperLube spindles.

1) I re-grease my superlube hub system somewhat regularly. However I have never changed out the seals etc. (2006 trailer) which I typically do annually with my other trailer that just has a solid metal dust cap system. How often do you suggest that a total breakdown and parts replacement be done on the Superlube system?

2) One of my push in zerk fittings constantly gets pulled out of the spindle by my grease gun. I was considering having the spindle drilled and tapped for a screw in style zerk fitting. Does anyone see a problem with doing that???
If I do that, will metal shavings be an issue that I would have to address by dismantling and cleaning the hub assembly? If so, would it just be best to replace the spindle?
thanks for any input


Abel
03-24-2011, 02:32 PM
Tear in down, drill, tap, clean up reall well. Should be fine. When you do, replace the seals. But if I open mine up and everything looks good I don't bother changing seals or bearings, unless major trip coming up.

SHAMROCK69
03-25-2011, 05:36 AM
What kind of axles do you have? Are the spindles changeable? If so a replacement is not to expensive just swap it out and you have a spare.


rwidman
03-25-2011, 05:48 AM
I have a few questions regarding my SuperLube spindles.

1) I re-grease my superlube hub system somewhat regularly. However I have never changed out the seals etc. (2006 trailer) which I typically do annually with my other trailer that just has a solid metal dust cap system. How often do you suggest that a total breakdown and parts replacement be done on the Superlube system?

2) One of my push in zerk fittings constantly gets pulled out of the spindle by my grease gun. I was considering having the spindle drilled and tapped for a screw in style zerk fitting. Does anyone see a problem with doing that???
If I do that, will metal shavings be an issue that I would have to address by dismantling and cleaning the hub assembly? If so, would it just be best to replace the spindle?
thanks for any input

You can buy those push in zerk fittings at an auto parts store so buy a new one the same size and see if that fixes the problem.

I can't see any reason to replace the seals unless they are leaking. Just grease and go.

Hooked1
03-25-2011, 07:00 AM
So the seals aren't really considered a "wear item" that you should just periodically change?
The hole is too big now to hold a new push in zerk really well from me screwing with it.

rwidman
03-25-2011, 08:21 AM
So the seals aren't really considered a "wear item" that you should just periodically change?
The hole is too big now to hold a new push in zerk really well from me screwing with it.
When they wear and leak, you can change them.

You can drill the hole for the next larger push in fitting. My thought is, if you pack grease on the drill bit, the metal filings will stick to the grease and not be a problem. I've done this sort of thing before and it works.



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