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Author Topic: Front Hubs, removing oil.  (Read 899 times)
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« on: May 29, 2013, 05:15:25 PM »

Does anyone think they could remove over 1 1/2 quart of oil from the front hubs (2) using a turkey baster as a vaccum pump thru the small hole in the cover after removing the rubber plug ?   Grin Grin
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 05:29:29 PM »

I guess anything is possible, but how do you get the turkey baster past the nut and outer bearing?

Is there really that much oil in there? I don't recall ever putting that much in.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 05:49:43 PM »

 You had better check that amount again,, only about 1/2 quart in the average hub.>>>Dan If its a standard "Stemco" hub cover,, it will have a hex plug on one side for draining without removing it, just rotate the wheel to position the drain plug at the bottom and let it drain out into a pan)
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2013, 06:39:30 PM »

Not many of Stemco hub caps have drain plugs now days just loosen the bolts and drain is the way I do it 

 I have saw people use brake fluid bulbs or a mighty vac to change the oil so I would say a turkey baster would work I never saw a hub hold a quart and a half before 
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2013, 06:45:55 PM »

Drain plug type stemco's are available at most NAPA stores,, about eight bucks.>>>Dan (I would not have it any other way)
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2013, 06:53:10 PM »

I just pulled the covers off and let it make a mess. The stuff stinks so bad. For weeks. Ugh.
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2013, 06:57:30 PM »

Dan,all buses are not GM the ones for my Eagle were 22 bucks each at Napa and had no drain plug and were not cast either 
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2013, 06:57:56 PM »

 You won,t have that problem when using "LUCAS" hub oil.>>>Dan
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2013, 06:59:46 PM »

 Cliff, if not cast aluminum, then what,,>>>Dan  (Last pair I bought was for my American Coach)
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2013, 07:10:25 PM »

They were metal I tried to find ones with a drain plug they didn't make one that would fit my hubs because of the bolt pattern I believe you can buy that type for a 10 I see very few now with drain plugs
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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2013, 07:18:32 PM »

just run them with the old seals....eventually they will leak out onto the brake lining and you can then remove the covers without a mess on your rims on the outside.Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2013, 07:39:03 PM »

 Only two reasons I can think of for leakage,,(1) old and wore out,  (2) bearings adjusted too loosely and not running on center.>>>Dan
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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2013, 12:14:26 AM »

I see we are on the same page here, I have been on another forum where there has been talk about how to change the hub oil, when this one showed up I could not contain myself, so had to post it here.
Seems the normal B.S. from the know-it-all types who are clueless but are word smiths, posting all types of useless info.
Thanks  for the comments, I now can sleep comfy knowing I have not lost my shrinking mind yet. Grin
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