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    Wet bolt suspension lube

    Noticed my 27RL has wet bolts with zerks. Is there anything special about how much grease is applied? I assume I just pump enough until I see a little exiting. Any advice?

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    I think that's about all you can do. The wet bolt is nothing more than a small channel running from the zerk fitting down through the bolt then exiting the side of the bolt. It could be made to be a lot more efficient in greasing the bushing but it is what it is. I've really not come to a conclusion on how often to re-grease the fittings.
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    Best tip I can share is to use Red n Tacky (or the equal of other brands) and pump enough till you see fresh red exiting and wipe away the dirty grease.
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    I had cre3000 and morryde heavy duty shackles and wet bolts installed on my 21bhe by Morryde in Elhart last spring. I asked about how often to lubricate and they told me every 10K miles.

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    Make sure their taking grease. This is what one of mine looked like after 4000 miles.
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    Thanks for your responses. I will give them a lube and not worry about too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geotex1 View Post
    Best tip I can share is to use Red n Tacky (or the equal of other brands) and pump enough till you see fresh red exiting and wipe away the dirty grease.
    I'll second this recommendation on grease. I'm also using it in wheel bearings now. Replaced Lubriplate for me. I also bought a high pressure grease gun for ease.
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