Can Have a trailer axle with grease one side and the other side with oil?

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  1. Ivan1817

    Ivan1817 Bobtail Member

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    Can Have a trailer axle with grease one side and the other side with oil? I just changed the hub seal on my trailer but it kept leaking a lot of oil so the mechanic suggested to change from oil to grease on that side of the axle. I was wondering if it was legal and is it ok to drive with grease hub one side and oil on the other side.
     
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  3. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    Yes it's legal, and yes your mechanic sucks.
     
  4. Another Canadian driver

    Another Canadian driver Heavy Load Member

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    Yes.
     
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  5. FLHT

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    Something must be bent...
    Grease will get hot and you will have grease seeping out at some point
     
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  6. ZVar

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    While you can, there is a reason it keeps leaking. If the mechanic you are using is unable to fix it, I suggest looking for another mechanic.

    Just patching the symptoms doesn't fix the problem.....
     
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  8. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    It’s done all the time. Sometimes that's the only way to fix the situation. Seals not available at the time, porous or worn spindle surfaces that will allow oil to pass no matter how tight the seal is. Perfectly safe and cheaper than replacing an axle that is still just fine.
     
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  9. Ivan1817

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    thanks everyone for the help but yes, it was a bent or cracked spindle that's why it kept leaking even after putting on a new seal. I first got it fixed in a small shop, but it kept leaking after a day, so I had it replaced again at a different shop where they changed it to grease. The first place must have messed with it , but I was far and I couldn't get a refund smh
     
  10. FLHT

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    Axel surgeon can fix that....$$$$$$$$
     
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  11. Rideandrepair

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    I hope so. I have oil in 1 hub, grease in the other 3.
     
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