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Old     (phatboypimp)      Join Date: Apr 2005       11-05-2012, 2:34 PM Reply   
What kind of oil are you supposed to use in Oil Bath Hubs?
Old     (john211)      Join Date: Aug 2008       11-05-2012, 3:15 PM Reply   
The short answer is engine lube oil. I'll check in a day or two if anyone knows better what weight and if detergent or not.
Old     (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       11-05-2012, 3:18 PM Reply   
i've heard different answers ranging from 30W motor oil to gear lube.

i use Mobil 1 Synthetic Gear Lube LS 75W-90 currently
Old     (john211)      Join Date: Aug 2008       11-05-2012, 3:20 PM Reply   
The answer for my UFP oil hubs is in here somewhere.

The brochures say to re-tighten the set screws to 15 inch-pounds. Not foot pounds, inch pounds.
Old     (Thrall)      Join Date: Oct 2010       11-05-2012, 3:46 PM Reply   
Same as brucemac, heard/seen different reccomendations, been using gear lube for the last 3 years with many miles and no issues.
Old     (stevev210)      Join Date: Feb 2005       11-05-2012, 5:01 PM Reply   
I use 50wt on my mastercraft trailer.
Old     (phatboypimp)      Join Date: Apr 2005       11-05-2012, 5:23 PM Reply   
Thanks guys - all the research online is similar to this.....all over the place. I had to use engine oil in a pinch and now I want to change it out. Gear oil seems to make the most sense to me but not sure it really matters. I tow a lot in high heat and want to do the right thing here.
Old     (Iceberg)      Join Date: Dec 2011       11-05-2012, 8:50 PM Reply   
From my UFP

Use standard 50 weight motor oil. Do not use heavier or lighter weight oils;
variations in oil additives and viscosity can affect oil containment in the GOLD

. However, depending where you live that might be hard to find. I have been using 5w40 with no leaks or extra heat.
Old     (lionel)      Join Date: Nov 2005       11-05-2012, 9:18 PM Reply   
50 weight. Trick with the MC ones is to fill them on the floor first, then flip them up and screw it on. Yes you will spill some, but it will be full and take 1/20 the time...
Old     (jafo9)      Join Date: May 2012       11-09-2012, 5:52 AM Reply   
my 2002 UFP hubs call for 50wt per the manual.
Old     (phatboypimp)      Join Date: Apr 2005       11-09-2012, 9:50 AM Reply   
For those of you with the Mastercraft spin-on oil bath caps - what do you use to tighten the caps? I have found that hand-tightening is not enough. Any trick?
Old     (stevev210)      Join Date: Feb 2005       11-10-2012, 10:30 AM Reply   
Ive the the aluminum spin off caps and use a big pair of channel locks, i"ll put a towel around the cap first so the channel locks dont chew them leaking yet!
Old     (phatboypimp)      Join Date: Apr 2005       11-10-2012, 12:50 PM Reply   
That is exactly what I did - just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything.
Old     (svenster)      Join Date: Nov 2009       11-11-2012, 10:36 AM Reply   
09 MC trailer here. How often should you change the oil and hoe do you do it. I check every time and level is good and clear.

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