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Old 08-23-2019, 05:48 AM   #1
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Front hub oil?

My 2002 RE All American has a seep at one of the front hubs. I would like to get a new seal and replace oil but a quick search hasnít produced and guidance. Can anybody point me in the right direction to get part numbers and oil specs?
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Old 08-23-2019, 06:10 AM   #2
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Napa will have the hub seal. Replace the entire cap. They make a product called Lucas hub oil. That will fix you up.
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Old 08-23-2019, 06:23 AM   #3
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I prefer axle grease over hub oil
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:23 AM   #4
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I prefer axle grease over hub oil
Why is that? The hub was designed to use oil but you use grease?
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Replacing with grease requires removing the hub and bearings to clean and change inner seal then pack with grease.
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Why is that? The hub was designed to use oil but you use grease?
Because grease doesn't leak
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Because grease doesn't leak
OK, so that is the advantage? Wrestling that wheel off and pulling the drum off and finally the hub and packing the inner and outer bearings is a tremendous amount of work compared with changing a seal and running oil as designed. Those bus tires are big and heavy and the brake drum will pass as a boat anchor. Did not remove the hub when I did the front brakes. But, whatever floats your boat. As JM said up a few posts, NAPA has the seal
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OK, so that is the advantage? Wrestling that wheel off and pulling the drum off and finally the hub and packing the inner and outer bearings is a tremendous amount of work compared with changing a seal and running oil as designed. Those bus tires are big and heavy and the brake drum will pass as a boat anchor. Did not remove the hub when I did the front brakes. But, whatever floats your boat. As JM said up a few posts, NAPA has the seal
Well when I did mine I was doing bearings anyway and the leaking seal took out the brake pads too so I opted for the grease but yeah it was heavy
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:39 AM   #9
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Thanks yíall. Napa did indeed have the necessary cap and seal kit.
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