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Old 03-22-2002, 09:38 AM   #1
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MH front wet hubs

The change to front wet hubs is a good upgrade. In most cases the hubs can be modified by a few drilled and threaded holes. All the long haul trucks use this method of hub lube. The lube is usually 75-90 synthetic gear oil. The only down side is when doing any repair/maintence, the hubs must be drained before disassembly. The rear axle hubs are already lubed this method. Ya know ...just a thot..... Frank

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Old 07-19-2002, 03:31 PM   #2
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Wondering if you thought any more about this, what to use for the outer cover, clear would be nice to check the level, and what to use for the inner seal, not sure if the grease seal would work for oil. Does sound like a good idea, just wondering if you had done any searching for parts, etc.


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Old 07-19-2002, 07:19 PM   #3
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Unless you plan on checking the lube level in those front hubs every time you use the vehicle you will be a lot better off using it as the factory built it. There is no advantage using gear oil in the hubs over grease and the risk of the hubs running out of lube is a real down spot. Even the new semi trucks are going back to the grease type front wheels and going away from the oil type. Too much trouble running the bearings dry because of loss of oil.
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