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Old 05-29-2013, 11:02 PM   #136 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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Yes that is the same trailer I have, but I tore mine totally apart this summer, welded everything together (it don't fold up any more). That was all after I put on an 1800lb axle, 1000lb each springs and 12'' 990lb each load range C tires back in 2009.

Originally Posted by mechman600 View Post
I also properly packed the wheels bearings with fresh grease as there was only a minimal amount in the bearings.
It appears that one of the hubs had locked up or burned up before I bought the trailer, that was part of the reason for replacing the axle since the spindles are welded to it.
My guess is the guy I bought it from ran the bearings with that "minimal amount" of factory grease and smoked one of the bearings.
I use lots of valvoline synthetic blend grease to pack the bearings.
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.
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