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Old 04-29-2016, 08:25 PM   #15
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I carry an extra cap, bearings, grease seal and retainer clip or cotter pin and some grease at all times.
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:41 PM   #16
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I carry an extra cap, bearings, grease seal and retainer clip or cotter pin and some grease at all times.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:41 PM   #17
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Does anyone know if Bob ever found the reason for his dust caps falling off?
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:00 AM   #18
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Don't use bearing buddies on anything but a trailer that gets dunked.

Bearing buddies (and EZLUBE axles) require a much beefier double lipped inner seal. A normal seal is designed to keep crap out, not keep grease in. If you pump grease into a bearing buddy, the weak grease seal will let grease out & onto your brakes. This happens even on EZlube axles with the stronger double lipped seal if you don't use them right or what not.
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Don't use bearing buddies on anything but a trailer that gets dunked.

Bearing buddies (and EZLUBE axles) require a much beefier double lipped inner seal. A normal seal is designed to keep crap out, not keep grease in. If you pump grease into a bearing buddy, the weak grease seal will let grease out & onto your brakes. This happens even on EZlube axles with the stronger double lipped seal if you don't use them right or what not.
You mean like this?
Of course most of us use what comes with the trailer, be it EZLUBE, Bearing Buddies, etc.
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:22 AM   #20
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You mean like this?
Of course most of us use what comes with the trailer, be it EZLUBE, Bearing Buddies, etc.
Exactly. Lubricated brake pads aren't a good thing.

In theory you could use bearing buddies as dust covers if they were tall that fit as long as you never pressurized them with grease. But going with your people just use what was on the trailer concept, that would be a bad idea.
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:35 AM   #21
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The act of knocking the cap off, then tapping it back on can cause the metal to no longer fit snug enough to stay on. Especially noticeable when someone smacks them downward toward the ground with a hammer to get them off and leaves a dent in them.... just sayin.


Only a press fit. Have to be a tight fit to stay on.
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