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Old February 26th, 2013, 02:14 AM   #1
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Ok so I have JK Dana 44 RCV's , I tried greasing them with a small grease gun and didn't seem to work , so I bought a pneumatic grease gun and it seemed to work just fine !! I could hear the grease going in and heard allot of the normal popping and crackling , but never actually seen anything come out ?? So I didn't know where the popping and crackling was coming from , usually you can see grease at that point !! Then after wheeling I had Allot of grease that had come out around the boot !!

My question is , did I over do it and hurt the seal , or clean it up and do it again ??
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Ok so I have JK Dana 44 RCV's , I tried greasing them with a small grease gun and didn't seem to work , so I bought a pneumatic grease gun and it seemed to work just fine !! I could hear the grease going in and heard allot of the normal popping and crackling , but never actually seen anything come out ?? So I didn't know where the popping and crackling was coming from , usually you can see grease at that point !! Then after wheeling I had Allot of grease that had come out around the boot !!

My question is , did I over do it and hurt the seal , or clean it up and do it again ??
RCV recommended greasing is 4-5 pumps roughly twice a year, more if they are exposed to lots of water. Sounds like you over greased them and filled most of the cv bell with grease. If you greased the joints that heavily with the wheels straight every time you turn the grease will need somewhere to go and out of the boot is the the only place it can go. You can leave it the way is is and just wipe the excess off, or disassemble the joint, clean the inside and re-grease with a lesser amount of grease. Personally I would leave it alone as long as the boot isn't being forced off the bell.

RCV instruction sheet: http://www.rcvperformance.com/pdf/dana60-install.pdf
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Old February 26th, 2013, 02:20 PM   #4
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I over greased mine and it appears to have only made a mess and wasted the $40 grease.
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RCV recommended greasing is 4-5 pumps roughly twice a year, more if they are exposed to lots of water. Sounds like you over greased them and filled most of the cv bell with grease. If you greased the joints that heavily with the wheels straight every time you turn the grease will need somewhere to go and out of the boot is the the only place it can go. You can leave it the way is is and just wipe the excess off, or disassemble the joint, clean the inside and re-grease with a lesser amount of grease. Personally I would leave it alone as long as the boot isn't being forced off the bell.

RCV instruction sheet: http://www.rcvperformance.com/pdf/dana60-install.pdf
Thank you very much for that link & Your right I did over grease them , I had heard that before about 5 pumps every 6 months and have the wheel in the air when greasing them and spin it and turn it back and forth every couple of pumps as I was greasing it !! And as long as I did that I was fine , & that person (Dale - Ironman Offroad) was 100% RIGHT !! But then I talked to someone else about it because I thought I had heard some clicking in them and wanted to make sure I was doing it right if I did need to warrantee them and I wont say who but that person obviously told me the WRONG way to grease them & I listened to them not Dale !! Lesson learned !! I looked at them some more and the boot looks great & I don't think I damaged them , I think I should just clean them up and see what happens when I run them next !!

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No Shawn I actually used some good , Red High Temp 500 degree Lithium grease !!
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I over greased mine and it appears to have only made a mess and wasted the $40 grease.
Yeah I have only over greased them once so it should be ok , but when I seen the mess I wanted to hear what you guys had to say !! I figured I just over greased them but wanted to make sure , I don't want to f@#k up the warrantee on something like these !!
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No Shawn I actually used some good , Red High Temp 500 degree Lithium grease !!
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I don't want to f@#k up the warrantee on something like these !!
Honestly I think using different grease than they provide, no matter how good it is, would be a bigger worry in my mind for having warranty issues than over greasing them.

However, everything I've heard about RCV is that their warranty is top notch and they don't try to hide behind conditions to deny you replacements. IIRC someone on one of the JK boards had one fail from lack of grease and got it replaced no questions asked.

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Honestly I think using different grease than they provide, no matter how good it is, would be a bigger worry in my mind for having warranty issues than over greasing them.

However, everything I've heard about RCV is that their warranty is top notch and they don't try to hide behind conditions to deny you replacements. IIRC someone on one of the JK boards had one fail from lack of grease and got it replaced no questions asked.

Yeah I plan on buying there grease before I grease them again !! And I haven't heard any bad things at all about RCV yet , I just have bad luck when it come to that kind of stuff !!
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