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Cummins12V98

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Posted: 09/01/18 08:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

howardwheeler wrote:

Blofgren: where did you find an entire hub assembly? I have the 8000 lbs Kodiak discs with the Never Lube and can’t find another spare hub. The bearing is easily available but Kodiak has stopped making their hub. Maybe you have a source. I just had a neverlube failure but had my spare hub handy and switched it on the road. I’d like a second one now.


Why not use the one you removed, simply replace the bearing.


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howardwheeler wrote:

Blofgren: where did you find an entire hub assembly? I have the 8000 lbs Kodiak discs with the Never Lube and can’t find another spare hub. The bearing is easily available but Kodiak has stopped making their hub. Maybe you have a source. I just had a neverlube failure but had my spare hub handy and switched it on the road. I’d like a second one now.


I have Dexter 8k axles with disc brakes so I called a local Dexter dealer and they had one in stock. If your hub is discontinued then your only choice will be to reuse an existing one. It may be a good idea to carry a spare bearing cartridge with you and then you can have a shop press it into your hub if you have an issue while travelling.


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When all else fails a new axle is not that expensive.


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Sorry. I wasn’t clear. I wanted to wind up with two spares. Kinda greedy, isn’t it? I have one extra hub now with the bearing (my one that just failed but now with a new bearing) and one new extra bearing. I just thought if I could get another hub my mechanic, who’s close by, could go on and press it in. Seems better than having someone have to press it in while traveling should I have to replace two hubs. I’m paranoid.

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howardwheeler wrote:

Sorry. I wasn’t clear. I wanted to wind up with two spares. Kinda greedy, isn’t it? I have one extra hub now with the bearing (my one that just failed but now with a new bearing) and one new extra bearing. I just thought if I could get another hub my mechanic, who’s close by, could go on and press it in. Seems better than having someone have to press it in while traveling should I have to replace two hubs. I’m paranoid.


I think I would replace all of them if I had a failure just as preventative maintenance.

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blofgren wrote:

howardwheeler wrote:

Sorry. I wasn’t clear. I wanted to wind up with two spares. Kinda greedy, isn’t it? I have one extra hub now with the bearing (my one that just failed but now with a new bearing) and one new extra bearing. I just thought if I could get another hub my mechanic, who’s close by, could go on and press it in. Seems better than having someone have to press it in while traveling should I have to replace two hubs. I’m paranoid.


I think I would replace all of them if I had a failure just as preventative maintenance.
X2, that's what I did.


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