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What lubricant are you using in your Locking Hubs?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JK5, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I just cleaned up my Warn hubs and there ready for installation, what lube do I use to put into these hubs!
     
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    The same question was asked awhile...I'll see if I can find it.
     
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    No luck.. I've seen peep's use anything from Marine wheel bearing grease....to a spray lube.
     
  4. Triaged

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    I use a very light coating of marine grease.
     
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    I am using light coats of grease in there. Not globs. Marine grease is best, because it repels water.
     
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    WHEE BEARING GREASE??never heard of that... I have always used straight 30 weight oil in auto locking hubs and 90 weight gear oil in manual hubs... have never had a problem .....cant use the 90 in auto hubs... too thick...they wont actuate....
     
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    I use Blue Marine WB grease. Not too much just smear it on hte moving parts! Works fine last a long time....
     
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    Wouldn't any grease repel water??
     
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    What I meant was that this grease (from what I understand) doesn't get affected like normal grease. I have had normal grease get mixed with water, and the grease turned a whiteish color and was nasty and runny. Marine grease will not do this.
     
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    Marine grease works for me.
     
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    Just a thin coat of good waterproof marine type grease. I use Chevron Heavy Duty NLGI #5 Red and Tacky, very resistant to water contamination.

    Will
     
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    One additional thing, I always apply a small bead of blue RTV around the outer lockout assembly just ahead of the o-ring to further help prevent water infiltration. Figure it can't hurt.
     
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    WD-40
     
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    I used heavy globs of Marine grease, not probs engaging hubs and no water gets through to the bearings, at least from that side.

    White Knight
     
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    I installed my Warns a little while ago, but from wha tI remember they are already greased and you shouldn't put any more grease in them...did you just get them, or did you take some old ones apart and clean them out?
     
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    sea-doo synthetic marine grease. it's for the PTO on my jetski. it also works well in the hubs and such...

    greg
     
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    I have a bunch of that and that has got to be the stringiest stickiest stuff known to man.
     
  18. JK5

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    The hubs I have are about 10 years old, so I cleaned them and tried some marine grease, works good! Thanks everyone!!!
     
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    I pull mine every once in a while and soak them in ATF, seems to work so far!
     
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    Also, I always apply a small dab of sealant to the back side of the heads of the bolts that attach the hub. I have found that watter will seep in around them if they aren't sealed.
     

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