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Old 02-06-2024, 06:15 PM   #21
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Old 02-06-2024, 06:16 PM   #22
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I have Dexter Nev-R-Lube. As I understand it, it is sealed and there is no need to re-pack with grease. Why do you ask?
I was just wondering if anybody has been inside that drum since mfr.
I didnít realize you had Nev-R-Lube.
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Old 02-06-2024, 06:21 PM   #23
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So, they offered sympathy, but little else? I thought the brake/axles are all one assembly from Dexter and Airstream just bolts them on.
What else would Dexter do?
There isn't any real damage.
The OP can keep the nut.
Because these are Nev-R-Lube there isn't a parts expense to remove the drum.

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Old 02-07-2024, 09:43 AM   #24
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What else would Dexter do?
There isn't any real damage.
The OP can keep the nut.
Because these are Nev-R-Lube there isn't a parts expense to remove the drum.

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No apparent damage, but I wouldn't want a nut beating on my brakes and hoping it didn't do anything.
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Quick update.

On further inspection, I can see that the starwheel (the teeth) is quite worn (compared to the other 3 brakes on my AS), and I have to assume it is because the loose nut had a role to play there. When I compare those brakes to the others, it looks a lot dirtier.

That said, Dexter initially insisted that it was debris that came through the adjuster hole (which is why they asked me to buy the dust plug).

I've since shared with them that it is IMPOSSIBLE for the nut to have entered through the adjuster hole - it is far too big to fit through the adjuster hole. Their response was "improbable but not impossible"...

What I would like them to do, at a minimum is to comp me for a professional inspection of the brakes and if they find anything wrong with it, to make me whole.

Anyway, in the process of filling out the warranty form online and lets see how this goes.
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You might replace the star wheel adjuster.
No matter who pays for it, brakes are kind of a safety thing. (Well not kind of ...)

It may have been possible for the nut to be jambed or partially jambed between one of the shoes and the drum. There may be witness marks in the drum from that if it did happened. If that did happen, there may have been a period when the shoe or shoes did not make contact with the drum during braking.

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You also might volunteer an inspection. Dexter has a location in Plant City FL.
https://www.dexter-distribution.com/florida-branches
It is more or less a wherehouse. And it has a nice large flat parking lot.

This is so they could see for themselves. Well via one of their branches.

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