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willyt
07-03-2012, 09:29 AM
hey guys,
quick question - for the self lubing axles (07 trailer) is it 80 or 90 weight gear oil?

SPSinclair 190
07-03-2012, 10:34 AM
I have 90 in mine and have never had an issue.

Philscbx
07-03-2012, 10:37 AM
The common is 80/90 on one jug.

CASTROL TAF-X Fully synthetic SAE 75W-90 multi-grade transaxle oil. (http://www.castrol.com/castrol/sectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=9014108&contentId=7027100)

The other common is CASTROL SAF-XJ - Fully synthetic SAE 75W-140 hypoid gear oil

MattsCraft
07-03-2012, 01:18 PM
Will - I know it states 50 weight on the trailer, good luck finding it. I had Lucas 90 gear oil in mine and what I used on your old trailer. I just changed mine out again this year as I felt my wheels were running hotter than usual. Callipers seem to be working correctly as I have no problem backing up, and hard breaking seems to be activating the brakes.

I found a Lucas product at NAPA called "Hub Oil" shows a picture of 18 wheelers on the bottle, but does not list the weight, I had them look it up and it is 65 weight. Wheels are running a bit cooler now with the switch. If it is good enough for big rigs, my guess is it will work for a boat trailer.:rolleyes:

Which brings me to a question, anyone know the brake pad part number? '09 MC dual axle with Kodiak callipers. Available at auto parts store? Thinking I will replace end of season 4 this year.

Philscbx
07-03-2012, 01:26 PM
The only purpose of gear oil in the hubs since semi trucks is to keep the bearings wetted.
It doesn't matter what weight gear oil - with synthetic being an upgrade.
The higher the number - the higher the load protection.

deminimis
07-03-2012, 03:15 PM
Which brings me to a question, anyone know the brake pad part number? '09 MC dual axle with Kodiak callipers. Available at auto parts store? Thinking I will replace end of season 4 this year.

http://www.pacifictrailers.com/KODIAK-1012-3500-6000lb-Ceramic-Disc-Brake-Pads-DBC225/

willyt
07-05-2012, 11:09 AM
Will - I know it states 50 weight on the trailer, good luck finding it. I had Lucas 90 gear oil in mine and what I used on your old trailer. I just changed mine out again this year as I felt my wheels were running hotter than usual. Callipers seem to be working correctly as I have no problem backing up, and hard breaking seems to be activating the brakes.

I found a Lucas product at NAPA called "Hub Oil" shows a picture of 18 wheelers on the bottle, but does not list the weight, I had them look it up and it is 65 weight. Wheels are running a bit cooler now with the switch. If it is good enough for big rigs, my guess is it will work for a boat trailer.:rolleyes:

Which brings me to a question, anyone know the brake pad part number? '09 MC dual axle with Kodiak callipers. Available at auto parts store? Thinking I will replace end of season 4 this year.


cool. the star needs some new oil, i'll pick that 18 wheeler stuff up today.

btw answer my texts once in awhile, you need to get up to cbus and see rob and i!

GoneBoatN
07-05-2012, 11:19 AM
My local dealer says they use QuickSilver (Mercruiser) High Performance Gear Lube, which is 90w, when they replace the original 50w oil. Their reason being "this 90W gear lube features improved emulsifiers to help protect gears should water enter the gear housing and tackifiers to improve oil film adhesion to gears and internal components". See http://www.walmart.com/ip/Quicksilver-High-Performance-Gear-Lube-Quart/16565456.

MattsCraft
07-05-2012, 12:17 PM
http://www.pacifictrailers.com/KODIAK-1012-3500-6000lb-Ceramic-Disc-Brake-Pads-DBC225/

Thanks

MattsCraft
07-05-2012, 12:18 PM
cool. the star needs some new oil, i'll pick that 18 wheeler stuff up today.

btw answer my texts once in awhile, you need to get up to cbus and see rob and i!

I know;)8p:rolleyes: