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Old     (clotus)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-17-2009, 12:07 PM Reply   
Long time ghost first time posting. I have an 07 fourwinns factory trailer and I noticed the driver side wheel was leaking. There is a puddle of some sort of thin lube and the same lube leaking from the center hub. I know nothing about trailers and any help on how to fix it or what it is would be great.

Old     (nautiquesonly)      Join Date: Sep 2007       03-17-2009, 6:22 PM Reply   
It looks to me like you got some water in the bearing buddy. That center cap that is rubber pops out with a flat tip screw driver. Behind that there is a grease fitting. Find a grease gun and a tube of marine grade grease. Pump the fitting with grease until all the old sludge comes out and fresh grease starts coming out. You should grease these bad boys up a few times a season depending on how much you trailer the boat.
Old     (mike2001)      Join Date: Feb 2008       03-18-2009, 7:45 AM Reply   
Before you pop the center cap back on, put a little bead of silicone around the rim, helps form a better seal.
Old     (salty87)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-18-2009, 9:30 AM Reply   
looks like you should re-pack the bearings. bearing buddies aren't designed to pump until grease comes out. if you do, you'll have a nice mess to clean up and could blow-out a seal guaranteeing that you'll always have water in your bearings.

this site has alot of good info...
Old     (clotus)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-18-2009, 3:58 PM Reply   
thanks guys. I will have to go to the in-laws and pick up the grease gun.


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