INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

The success of the Durahub bearing protector depends on the quality of your parts and components used; and provided the correct procedures are followed

Along with the Durahub Extreme Pack, you'll also need the following items:

  • 2 x high quality seals
  • Loctite® 515 flange sealant
  • AA-80 Emery tape
  • Nylon hammer
  • Block of wood
  • High quality marine grease
  • Clean rags
  • Solvent or degreaser
  • Grease or 80/90W gear oil or both 80/90W gear oil and grease
  • 1Ensure the sizes of the axle and the rear seal are correctly matched. Ensure that the correct oil seal size is used. It must have a metal casing and a spring garter.
  • 2Disassemble hub and wash ALL parts thoroughly (including the hub) with degreaser ensuring ALL traces of grease are removed.
  • 3Ensure that ALL parts are in good working order. If any parts have signs of rust, damage or corrosion, replace the affected parts before continuing the installation process.
  • 4Inspect the finish quality on the shaft. Ensure that it is smooth by running your fingernail along the shaft to ensure there are no machining grooves (Pic A). If there are machining grooves, please proceed to step 5. If the finish quality on the axle is smooth, please proceed to step 6.
  • 5Take AA-80 Emery Tape and sand the axle where the rear seal of the hub will sit until smooth (Pic B). Repeat on the other axle.
  • Continue with your choice of installation options:
  • GREASE
  • OIL
  • COMBINED GREASE & OIL

GREASE

  • 6Pack inner bearing in high quality marine grease. Apply a small bead of Loctite® 515 flange sealant around the outside circumference of the seal casing. Install the grease packed rear bearing, followed by the correct seal into the rear of the hub using a small block of wood and a nylon hammer. Wipe any excess sealant. Repeat on the other hub.
  • 7Paint the surface of the shaft with grease where the rubber of the rear seal will sit to ensure a lubricated sealing surface. This will reduce the chance of rust on the axle moving to the rear seal area.
  • 8Pack outer bearing with high quality marine grease. Install the hub on to the shaft (Pic C) followed by the outer bearing (Pic D), washer, nut and split pin. Apply a small bead of Loctite® around the smaller circumference of the Durahub (Pic E) and fit to the hub (Pic F) using a block of wood and a nylon hammer. Wipe off excess sealant. Repeat on the other side. Durahub Extreme fitted and ready to use (Pic I).

OIL

  • 6Apply a small bead of Loctite® 515 flange sealant around the outside circumference of the seal casing. Install the rear bearing, followed by the correct seal into the rear of the hub using a small block of wood and a nylon hammer. Wipe any excess sealant. Repeat on the other hub.
  • 7Paint the surface of the shaft with grease where the rubber of the rear seal will sit to ensure a lubricated sealing surface. This will reduce the chance of rust on the axle moving to the rear seal area.
  • 8Install the hub on to the shaft (Pic C) followed by the outer bearing (Pic D), washer, nut and split pin. Apply a small bead of Loctite® around the smaller circumference fof the Durahub Extreme (Pic E) and fit to the hub (Pic F) using a block of wood and a nylon hammer. Wipe off excess sealant. Repeat on the other side.
  • 9Remove filler plug (Pic G) and HALF fill the hub with 80/90W gear oil (Pic H). Allow the oil to settle and repeat until the oil levels settles halfway up the lens. Replace filler plug and nylon washer and tighten to firm. Repeat on the other side. Durahub Extreme fitted and ready to use (Pic I).

COMBINED GREASE OIL

  • Pack inner bearing in high quality marine grease. Apply a small bead of Loctite® 515 flange sealant around the outside circumference of the seal casing. Install the gease packed rear bearing, followed by the correct seal into the rear of the hub using a small block of wood and a nylon hammer. Wipe any excess sealant. Repeat on the other hub.
  • Paint the surface of the shaft with grease where the rubber of the rear seal will sit to ensure a lubricated sealing surface. This will reduce the chance of rust on the axle moving to the rear seal area.
  • Pack outer bearing with high quality marine grease. Install the hub on to the shaft (Pic C) followed by the grease packed outer bearing (Pic D), washer, nut and split pin. Apply a small bead of Loctite® around the smaller circumference of the Durahub Extreme (Pic E) and fit to the hub (Pic F) using a block of wood and a nylon hammer. Wipe off excess sealant. Repeat on the other side.
  • Remove filler plug (Pic G) and fill the hub with approximately 50ml(2 fl oz) of 80/90W gear oil (Pic H). Allow the oil and grease to mix and repeat until the level of the mixture settles halfway up the lens. Replace filler plug and nylon washer and tighten to firm. Repeat on the other side. Durahub Extreme fitted and ready to use (Pic I).

DURAHUB ORIGINAL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS : INSTALLATION INTRODUCTION VIDEO



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